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Why Didn't You Say That in the First Place?: How to Be Understood at Work [Paperback]

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Author Author : Heyman, Richard
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0787903442
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780787903442
Publisher Publisher : Jossey-Bass
Pages Pages : 183
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 101471600

Ever get the feeling that your coworkers don't understand you?
Misunderstanding through poor communication is rampant in theworkplace, yet most workers just shrug their shoulders and acceptmisunderstanding as a fact of life. In Why Didn't You Say thatin the First Place?, the author offers a path to clearcommunication by demonstrating how we can always reach full mutualunderstanding with others by using the power of plain talk in asystematic way.

You'll discover:
* Why nobody understands you
* Why misunderstanding is normal
* The power of strategic talk
* Communicating when understanding is critical
It is full of anecdotes, illustrations, sample conversations, andchecklists to show readers how misunderstandings can be preventedin everyday settings.

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xvii

The Author xix

Part One Why Nobody Understands You

1 For Your Ears Only: Why Misunderstanding Is Normal 3

2 Beyond Mind Reading: The Power of Strategic Talk 24

Part Two How You Can Increase the Odds in Your Favor

3 When Words Are Deeds: Talk That Make Work Happen 51

4 Hearing Is Believing: Talk and the Written Word 72

5 Differences That Make a Difference: Talking Across Stereotypes 92

Part Three What Your Organization Can Do to Help

6 Building a Culture That Supports Understanding 113

7 Communicating When Understanding Is Critical 135

8 Creating a New Accountability 155

References 175

Index 177

Easy to read...easy to use...clear and concise...a practical guidethat empowers the reader with techniques and strategies thatguarantee true communicative understandilCw

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