Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers | Distributed by Penguin Random House
Raising your game as a communicator is one of the best ways to make a difference in the world, but it takes courage to open up to others and invite others to open up to you.
As a lifelong communication coach, Michelle Gladieux has discovered four sneaky obstacles that can keep you from becoming the best communicator you can be:
- Hiding—Fear of exposing your supposed weaknesses
- Defining—Putting too much stock into assumptions and being quick to judge
- Rationalizing—Finding ways to shield yourself from taking chances, engaging in conflict, or doing other scary but potentially rewarding actions
- Settling—Stopping at “good enough” instead of striving toward better interactions
The four challenges require taking risks—to reveal yourself, question your beliefs, take a leap of faith, or move out of your comfort zone. Each chapter includes a real-world practice called a Pro Move and an exercise carefully crafted to help you take more joy in communicating.
Courageous communication requires self-knowledge, practice, and a desire to improve. It’s a full-body, full-mind, and full-heart effort. This book is like having a caring, expert coach along with you for every step of the journey.
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Non-Fiction Book of the Year – 2nd Place: Independent Author Network (11/15/23)
Best Book Non-Ficton Education/Reference: Independent Author Network (11/15/23)
Communications Non-Fiction: Global eBook Awards (9/18/23)
Non-Ficton – General: PenCraft Book Awards (10/18/23)
Best Book Non-Ficton: PenCraft Book Awards (4/19/23)
Business: Communications 1st Place: American Book Fest (11/5/23)
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