Meaningful Alignment: Mastering Emotionally Intelligent Interactions At Work and in Life

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What is worse than having a high-stakes conversation? Avoiding one. By our basic nature, many of us have difficulty handling emotionally charged conversations. Our capacity to manage emotions, handle conflict, and communicate authentically is not innate — it must be learned. Meaningful Alignment will provide you with well-defined, practical, and effective tools to manage your emotions and deftly facilitate the emotions of others during a tough conversation. Diminish stress with the skills outlined in this book and experience more satisfaction from your relationships, at home and at work. About the story... Carl is an overworked, stressed-out executive who feels he is losing control in many areas of his life. At work, his productivity deteriorates, and he clashes with a peer. His home situation is not much better: he quarrels with his wife, and his son has stopped communicating with him. Carl feels as though his life is on the verge of imploding as multiple difficulties bring him to the brink of disaster. With the help of a coach and a wise mentor, Carl learns how to build emotional resilience and facilitate the emotions of others — without losing control. Using the Meaningful Alignment program methods, Carl learns to manage his emotions and skillfully navigate high-stakes conversations, with composure and resilience.
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May 1, 2019
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230
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9781543969337
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English
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Business & Economics / Business Communication / General
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