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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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Acknowledgments

To be granted the time and insights sufficient to write a book on dialogue is truly a gift. This gift was entrusted to me by the thousands of people who entered my life in the past several years and who by sharing their lives with me, asking questions, listening, and providing feedback have given me the chance to offer what you now have in your hands. I can only hope that I have repaid your kindness in some way by transcribing what you have given to me in a meaningful way.

Over the years some special people have believed in me enough to include me in their dialogues and have given me the time and opportunity to create and refine the ideas and insights included in this book. Principal among these have been my clients, many of whom have become lifelong friends. They not only have allowed me to pay my bills, they have also entrusted me with their staff and colleagues while sharing their commercial and personal challenges. Some of these clients believe so much in dialogic leadership as to contribute immensely to the ideas in these pages. I wish to thank in particular Bernard at Quam; James, Warren, Laura, and Kok Sin at Standard Chartered; Loretta at HKR; Mike in IOM; Anson at KPMG; Gerry and Mike at EY; Ian, Cliff, Martin, Tas, and Chris at Western Union; Therese at the Peninsula; John and Nick at White & Case; Doris, Terence, and Wing at Hang Seng; David at Manulife; Ron at Johnson Electric; Melina at HKU; Chris at Savills; Vishy and Olivier at CA-CIB; Sunil and ...

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