Authentic Conversations

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Meet Jamie Showkeir & Maren Showkeir, the authors of

Authentic Conversations: Moving from manipulation to truth and commitment

A critically acclaimed business book, Authentic Conversations challenges conventional wisdom on key business and workplace practices and presents concrete ways to consciously make ordinary conversations the primary driver of workplace change.

Susan Stamm interviewed the authors, Jamie and Maren Showkeir on September 23, 2009 for The TEAM Approach. Book-Ends is a virtual book club hosted by Susan Stamm and sponsored by The TEAM Approach.

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience as organizational consultants, their book offers examples of parent-child and adult-adult workplace conversations in a variety of settings, circumstances and industries. They also provide a hands-on guide, including sample scripts, for dealing with a host of potentially difficult conversations.

Authentic Conversations goes to the heart of why so many people today are disengaged, uninspired, and uncommitted to their organization’s success. It challenges the conventional wisdom about managing people and sets out specific, concrete ways to consciously make conversations the primary driver for change.

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