Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making by Sam KanerUnleash the transformative power of face to facegroups The third edition of this ground-breaking book continues toadvance its mission to support groups to do their best thinking. Itdemonstrates that meetings can be much more than merely an occasionfor solving a problem or creating a plan. Every well-facilitatedmeeting is also an opportunity to stretch and develop theperspectives of the individual members, thereby building thestrength and capacity of the group as a whole. This fully updated edition of The Facilitator's Guide toParticipatory Decision-Making guides readers through the struggleand the satisfaction of putting participatory values into practice,helping them to fulfill the promise of effective groupdecision-making. With previous editions already embraced bybusiness and community leaders and consulting professionals aroundthe world, this new book is even more insightful and easy touse. New for this edition: 60 pages of brand new skills and tools Many new case examples Major expansion and reorganization of the advanced sections ofthe book. New chapter: Teaching A Group About Group Dynamics Doubled in size: Classic Facilitator Challenges. Substantially improved: Designing Realistic Agendas ? nowthree chapters, with wise, insightful answers to the most vexingquestions about meeting design.
Publication Date: 2014-04-28
Communicating the New by Kim Erwin"Communicating radical innovation is very different fromdiscussing marginal change. Erwin's book provides a seriousanalysis of why, in this era of VUCA?Volatility, Uncertainty,Complexity and Ambiguity?we need to change our individual andorganizational modes of communication. Erwin then provides a seriesof concrete, practical communication methodologies that we so need.Communicating the New is a book that needs to be offered inall of our best business-school classes." ?Bruce Nussbaum, author of Creative Intelligence,former assistant managing editor for BusinessWeek, andProfessor of Innovation & Design at Parsons The New School ofDesign "One of the main problems with executing innovation inorganizations is also one of the least obvious. CommunicatingThe New reminds us about an often neglected but crucial part inthe innovation process. Applying the principles contained in thisbook will increase your chances for innovation success, both insideyour company?overcoming organizational barriers, as well asoutside?convincing your customers. This is an essential readfor those who not only preach for improving the current state ofthings, but more important to those responsible for executingit." ?Luis Arnal, Managing Partner, INSITUM "I was hooked instantly. The names of people that I should givethis book to keep building with each new chapter. Communicatingthe New is thorough as well as thoughtful in providing animpressive compendium of models, framework, methods, and tools fornavigating the 21st-century challenges of creating The New.Finally, a useful resource to navigate the complexity of creatingThe New." ?Clement Mok, Designer, Entrepreneur, and Instigator "Anyone who has experienced the challenge of co-creating The Newand engaging enterprise audiences will find useful ways to produceinsight, influence, and impact." ?Paul Siebert, Director of Research + Strategy,Steelcase