How to Have That Difficult Conversation: Gaining the Skills for Honest and Meaningful Communication

Henry Cloud (Author) John Townsend (Author)
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Full of practical tips and how-tos, this book will help you make your relationships better, deepen your intimacy with people you care for, and cultivate more love, understanding, and respect between you and others.

Successful people confront well. They know that setting healthy boundaries improves relationships and can solve important problems. They have discovered that uncomfortable situations can be avoided or resolved through direct conversation. But most of us don't know how to have difficult conversations, and we see confrontation as scary or adversarial.

Authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend take the principles from their award-winning and bestselling book, Boundaries, and apply them to a variety of the most common difficult situations and relationships in order to:

  • Show how healthy confrontation can improve relationships
  • Present the essentials of a good boundary-setting conversation
  • Provide tips on preparing for the conversation
  • Show how to tell people what you want, stop bad behavior, and deal with counterattack
  • Give actual examples of conversations to have with your spouse, your date, your kids, your coworker, your parents, and more!

This book is a practical handbook on positive confrontation that will help you finally have that difficult conversation you've been avoiding. Includes a discussion guide.

Product Details

$61.97  $57.01
Zondervan on Brilliance Audio
Publish Date
June 02, 2020
6.5 X 5.5 X 0.63 inches | 0.0 pounds
Compact Disc

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About the Author

Dr. Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and New York Times best-selling author. In his leadership consulting practice, Dr. Cloud works with both Fortune 500 companies and smaller private businesses. He has an extensive executive coaching background and experience as a leadership consultant, devoting the majority of his time working with CEOs, leadership teams, and executives to improve performance, leadership skills, and culture. Dr. Cloud lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tori, and their two daughters, Olivia and Lucy.

El Dr. John Townsend es un respetado consultor en liderazgo, psicólogo y autor de libros más vendidos del New York Times. Townsend además es el fundador del Instituto Townsend de Liderazgo y Asesoramiento y de la plataforma digital en línea "Townsend NOW". También dirige el programa de Liderazgo Townsend. Viaja por todo el mundo para asesorar empresas, dar conferencias y ayudar a desarrollar líderes y sus equipos. Él y su esposa Barbi tienen dos hijos, Ricky y Benny, y viven en Newport Beach, California.

Tom Parks has always enjoyed giving voice to stories. He has received several Earphones Awards and been nominated for Audies. An active workshop leader and in-demand speaker to corporations and religious organizations going through various transitional processes, he also performs as a drummer on the Midwest musical-theater circuit.