One of the best parts of doing life in a cohort is a constant flow of learning from one another. Once one of us reads something awesome, hears something life changing, or just discovers a book with one phenomenal chapter, we recommend it to the rest of the group, and typically we all get around to that book at some point. So… we’ll be sharing some of the love here on the site. These aren’t full reviews, and just as a disclaimer – we don’t always agree with everything we read. BUT, if it’s worth our time, and it may be worth yours, we’ll throw it up here with a link and maybe a sentence or two.
Korista is currently reading:
Crucial Conversations, by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and others
“When stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, you have three choices: Avoid a crucial conversation and suffer the consequences; handle the conversation badly and suffer the consequences; or read Crucial Conversations and discover how to communicate best when it matters most. Crucial Conversations gives you the tools you need to step up to life’s most difficult and important conversations, say what’s on your mind, and achieve the positive resolutions you want.”
I’ve had the privilege of attending a 3 week training revolving around the skills taught in this book and they are priceless. I have found that the skills in Crucial Conversations have given me fresh eyes on discipleship and leadership. It’s amazing how often I have misstepped or wounded someone because I chose words and approach wrongly. This book and the tools it gives you will help you to have conversations that may have high emotions attached.
I hope you’ll check out this book soon!