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Christmas Books

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 27 December 2018



Christmas Books
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 222
Posted DateThursday 27 December 2018 15:38 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

If you have received a book token for Christmas and are looking for an interesting book to purchase then take a look at my Conversational Leadership Books page in my blook.

The book I have been reading over Christmas is this one "Humble Leadership: The power of relationships, openness and trust" by Edgar Schein and his son Peter Schein.

I particularly like their four levels of relationship tough I think I may like to add one or two more levels.
  • Level Minus 1: Total impersonal domination and coercion
  • Level 1: Transactional role and rule-based supervision, service, and most forms of the "professional" helping relationships
  • Level 2: Personal cooperative, trusting relationships as in friendships and in effective teams
  • Level 3: Emotionally intimate total mutual commitments
It has also stimulated my thinking about "conversational levels".

And one other new book that I am just starting to get into "The Talking Revolution: How Creative Conversation Can Change The World" by Peter Osborn and Eddy Canfor-Dumas which has a lot of overlap with my thinking on Conversational Leadership.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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