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Supercommunicators : how to unlock the secret language of connection / Charles Duhigg.

Duhigg, Charles, (author.).


Come inside a jury room as one juror leads a starkly divided room to consensus. Join a young CIA officer as he recruits a reluctant foreign agent. And sit with an accomplished surgeon as he tries, and fails, to convince yet another cancer patient to opt for the less risky course of treatment. In Supercommunicators, Charles Duhigg blends deep research and his trademark storytelling skills to show how we can all learn to identify and leverage the hidden layers that lurk beneath every conversation. Communication is a superpower and the best communicators understand that whenever we speak, we're actually participating in one of three conversations: practical (What's this really about?), emotional (How do we feel?), and social (Who are we?). If you don't know what kind of conversation you're having, you're unlikely to connect. Supercommunicators know the importance of recognizing--and then matching--each kind of conversation, and how to hear the complex emotions, subtle negotiations, and deeply held beliefs that color so much of what we say and how we listen. Our experiences, our values, our emotional lives--and how we see ourselves, and others--shape every discussion, from who will pick up the kids to how we want to be treated at work. In this book, you will learn why some people are able to make themselves heard, and to hear others, so clearly. With his storytelling that takes us from the writers' room of The Big Bang Theory to the couches of leading marriage counselors, Duhigg shows readers how to recognize these three conversations--and teaches us the tips and skills we need to navigate them more successfully. In the end, he delivers a simple but powerful lesson: With the right tools, we can connect with anyone.

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  • ISBN: 9780593862063
  • ISBN: 0593862066
  • Physical Description: 419 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- The three kinds of conversation -- The matching principle: How to fail at recruiting spies -- A guide to using these ideas, part I: The four rules for a meaningful conversation -- The What's this really about? conversation -- Every conversation is a negotiation: The trial of Leroy Reed -- A guide to using these ideas, part II: Asking questions and noticing clues -- The How do we feel? conversation -- The listening cure: Touchy-feely hedge funders -- How do you hear emotions no one says aloud? The Big Bang Theory -- Connecting amid conflict: Talking to the enemy about guns -- A guide to using these ideas, part III: Emotional conversations, in life and online -- The Who are we? conversation -- Our social identities shape our worlds: Vaccinating the anti-vaxxers -- How do we make the hardest conversations safer? The problem Netflix lives with -- A guide to using these ideas, part IV: Making hard conversations easier -- Afterword.
Subject: Interpersonal communication.
Communication > Psychological aspects.
Interpersonal relations.
Large type books.
Livres en gros caractères.
Communication interpersonnelle.
Communication > Aspect psychologique.
large print books.
Genre: large print books.
Large print books.
Livres en gros caractères.

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Homer Public Library LP 153.6 DUH (Text) 000174112 Large Print -- Nonfiction Available -

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