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Dialogue Gap: Why Communication Isn't Enough and What We Can Do About It, Fast by Peter Nixon

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About the Author

Dialogue Gap was discovered to exist by Peter Nixon while advising senior executives negotiating buy, sell, change, and conflict situations in more than 50 countries. The more that Peter observed the challenges faced by his clients, the more he realized our need to regain the human gift of dialogue.

Since the start of time, when faced with a problem we have sat in circles in caves to dialogue until a solution was found. It is only since the turn of the century that we have significantly reduced our time spent in dialogue (i.e., thinking together) and replaced it with communication (i.e., sending information through e-mail, slides, documents, instant messages). The solution however is found in dialogue, not in communication. They are both important but not the same.

Peter inspires leaders and entrepreneurs to go beyond getting a simple yes to achieving the optimal outcomes signaled to exist by John Nash’s Nobel Prize—winning economics. Peter gets the right people to discuss the right issues in the right way and at the right time and space.

Originally from the French Canadian city of Montreal, Peter began his international career working as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, one of the world’s leading audit firms. Peter qualified as a chartered accountant in Montreal before transferring to Geneva and Hong Kong where he deferred an invitation to partnership and instead chose to launch his own consultancy allowing more time with both clients and family.

Peter has ...

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