Yes, as you must have read in the title, this post is about a recommendation of the book that I received as a gift from one of my leaders, in United States, few years back – Crucial Conversations. Since by the day I have read this book, I am suggesting this to everyone in my network, who loves reading, has a passion to become better and better each day in a more educated way. So, here is the place, finally coming over the blog for this must haves. Sometime, it’s an injustice to summarize a book in few words so I leave this to you. As you read through this, you will come to know its worth.
Though I can share my experience on how to read this book –
- Read at least few times; reading it once may not give the insight that we want to learn from it
- Don’t go through the book i.e. don’t rush through it, instead read it, understand it and take time to absorb it
- Better if you read it in a sequence as all subsequent chapters reference back to something learned previously and keep on revising your knowledge
- Start applying it into your professional life. Don’t overstress about if you forget; apply it gradually. Over the time, you will get it as a habit in your behavior
Don’t know if there is a new edition now but below is the snapshot of the copy that I have for a reference purpose.