The Power of Curiosity: How to Have Real Conversations That Create Collaboration, Innovation and Understanding

By Kathy Taberner, Kirsten Siggins
As leaders or parents (or both), navigating difficult conversations is part of our job description. How do we keep calm and achieve a productive outcome, all while keeping our relationships intact? The secret is curiosity. It's the innovation-driving, emotion-calming skill that comes so naturally to us as kids, but gets buried so easily beneath our busy, multitasking lifestyles. The good news is that we just have to relearn what we already know! In "The Power of Curiosity", mother-daughter executive coaching team Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Taberner Siggins introduce the Curiosity Skills and a full, step-by-step process to use anytime, even in potentially challenging conversations arise. In "The Power of Curiosity", you'll learn: * How to be fully present in every conversation, even when distractions abound * The five listening choices you always have available to you, whether at home, work, or school * Specific calming strategies to access when negative emotions run high * A step-by-step process to transform potential conflict into relationship-building opportunities Imagine approaching every conversation, even challenging conversations with a sense of calm and even excitement, confident you'll achieve a win-win result and a stronger relationship than before. That's the power of curiosity.

Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Taberner Siggins have drawn on their extensive experience as executive coaches to help all of us learn to pause, take a breath and, instead of thoughtlessly reacting, assuming, judging or blaming, begin to get curious. In "The Power of Curiosity," they offer thoughtful guidance and practical tools that get to the heart of the matter: clarity, understanding and real human connection. -- Brigid Schulte, New York Times Best Selling Author of "Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time," Washington Post staff writer

Conflict resolution is essential to innovation, it is how you get to the bleeding edge of what is possible. How leaders navigate their way through conflict, lead their teams and ask the questions needed to out perform, out design and out create in their field can make or break them. "The Power of Curiosity" is the leadership handbook for the 21st century giving you a simple step by step method to have real conversations that navigate conflict with innovative outcomes. -- Daymond John, Fashion Mogul and Investor on ABC s Shark Tank

The Power of Curiosity" nails it! It is exactly how every successful person I know lives or strives to live their life. A must read for anyone who wants to start applying practical tools, align with their values and achieve successful, innovative outcomes. -- Joey Gibbons, The Gibbons Hospitality Group

I own two businesses and have always felt like an ineffective boss. I knew my product was successful, but I had trouble delegating and motivating my staff. After reading "The Power of Curiosity," my relationships with my staff have completely changed. I no longer dread having to have meetings with my employees, instead I am excited to hear their thoughts and learn from them. My business has only become stronger, and my work environment is more creative and dynamic. My team is now passionate about their work--and the only thing I modified was approaching each situation with curiosity. Using the tools "The Power of Curiosity" has taught me, not only helps me be a better boss, it helps me be a better person. My husband, family and friends all feel more heard, seen and understood. By using the tools in this book, you open yourself up to learning more about your co-workers, your loved ones and yourself. A true gift. -- Sue Bell, Founder of Giggles and Grass Stains Creative Learning Center

Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Siggins s work on being present when we listen to others, and choosing how to listen, has had a profound impact on my conflict resolution work as a mediator and negotiation trainer. "The Power of Curiosity" is a must read for learning how to apply these skills to our difficult conversations, and indeed all our conversations--to listen better, truly understand and connect with others, and move forward in our relationships--whether negotiating a large business contract, acting as a leaders in our organizations, or enriching our personal relationships. -- Colleen Cattell, ENS International Negotiation Consultant"


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Publisher Morgan James Publishing
Publish date 05/05/2015
Pages 180
ISBN-13 9781630473945
ISBN-10 1630473944
Language English