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Author Simmons, Annette.
Title A safe place for dangerous truths : using dialogue to overcome fear & distrust at work / Annette Simmons.
Imprint New York : AMACOM, [1999]

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Subject Dialogue analysis.
Communication in small groups.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 250 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-241) and index.
Contents Dialogue Defined -- Why Dialogue? -- Shooting in the Dark -- Thinking New Thoughts -- The "Real Problem" -- Dialogue Skills for Dangerous Truths -- Learning Schmearning -- Reengineering Communication -- If People Were Cows -- Collective Learning Disabilities -- Coherence -- Group Self-Awareness -- Collective Introspection -- Shared Action -- How Hard Can It Be? -- What's the Big "D"? -- Finding a Choir to Preach To -- Selling Dialogue -- Go Big Picture and Benefits -- Remember a Time When -- A Credible Process -- Mapping the Mental Terrain -- Making Dialogue User-Friendly -- The Five Stages of Dialogue -- Group Dynamics 101 -- Conflict as a Raw Material to Innovation -- A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words -- Form, Storm, Norm, and Perform With a Developmental Twist -- False Clarity -- When the Group Doesn't Wanna Go There -- Expanding Personal Responsibility -- Resistance Is Natural -- Sounds Like a Personal Problem -- Paths of Least Resistance -- The Four Group Escape Strategies -- The "Flight" Avoidance Strategy -- The "Fight" Avoidance Strategy -- The "Pairing" Avoidance Strategy -- The "Dependency" Avoidance Strategy -- When the Ego Doesn't Wanna Hear It -- Developing Mental Agility -- The Four Individual Escape Strategies -- Tenacity -- Factumptionism -- Reductionism -- Distancing -- Brain Training -- With All That Going Against You: The How-To's of Dialogue -- Before You Begin -- Cornfield and a Shotgun -- Can't Make 'Em Drink -- Thirsty? -- Speed Kills -- Quality Can Be Inconvenient -- Being There.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585042535 (electronic bk.)
9780585042534 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42330775
Additional Format Print version: Simmons, Annette. Safe place for dangerous truths. New York : AMACOM, ©1999 0814404790 (DLC) 99013992 (OCoLC)40776773
Table of Contents
Pt. 1Dialogue Defined 
 1Why Dialogue?3
 2How Hard Can It Be?15
 3The Five Stages of Dialogue27
 4When the Group Doesn't Wanna Go There45
Pt. 2With All That Going Against You: The How-To's of Dialogue 
 5Before You Begin69
 6It's All in the Setup79
 7The Goal91
 8Structure for an Unstructured Process103
Pt. 3Building Blocks: Seven Basic Facilitator Skills 
 9Taking the Pulse of the Group117
 10Taking Responsibility to Not Take Responsibility127
 11Mind-Sets and Preempts137
 12The Socratic Method147
 16Dialogue in the Real World189
AppA Recipe for Dialogue201