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6 books To Make Your Next Business Meeting A Collaborative Experience

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 03.11.14Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Collaborative conversations are really about change. The Heath Brothers help us understand how to attack the sources of resistance and architect conditions for real change. Do you need to direct the rider, motivate the elephant, or shape the path? Great meetings take into account all three


Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 03.11.22A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink

Go ahead, invite some designers, storytellers and improv players in the room. Pink was one of the first to see that empathy, play and humor were the key ingredients to developing truly novel and differentiated ideas.



Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 03.11.273 The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam

Roam convincingly argues for why visuals are the key to solving our most complex problems. Our brains are wired to think and communicate in pictures, but most of our meetings don't contain a single visual beyond a static graph. It's not about art - drawing out ideas builds connections, captures hidden assumptions, boosts shared meaning, and creates momentum for the next day.



Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 03.11.33Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration by Scott Doorley & Scott Witthoft

What does space have to do with the quality and nature of your team's engagement? (Hint: everything.) Doorley and Witthoft, co-directors of the Stanford d. school cover every aspect of how to customize space, including details on how to build your own.



Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 03.11.385Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

Are you approaching your meeting as a Giver or a Taker? Givers create collaborative conditions for everyone to contribute their best ideas, even if it means giving up their allotted airtime. Takers, well....they just take. Grant thoroughly covers every angle of the benefits of giving, including some hopeful advice for the exhausted chumps who get taken advantage of all too often.



Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 03.11.44Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte

For over 20 years, Duarte Design has been creating magical presentations that have captured our hears, minds, and souls. Duarte decodes the presentation genius of masters like Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King, Jr through her analytical Sparkline and reproducible STAR moments. If you're going to have presentations in your meeting, make sure they Resonate


Published by: Franzi Sessler in Publications

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