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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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Conclusion

I believe that the moment you claim to have found the truth, you have lost it because that stops you from seeking further for knowledge and wisdom, which itself requires you to negotiate with other people in the common search for truth. In my mind, that would be tantamount to renouncing dialogue. My truth is therefore the search for truth through dialogue.

—Majid Tehranian1

This book was offered in three parts. Following the introduction, which set the tone and placed conversing into the eight steps of dialogue, Part I shares my discovery of dialogue gap, how it arose, and the impact it is having at work, at home, and in society. I hope you now recognize dialogue gap and are sufficiently concerned about its effects to want to make improvements fast.

Part II provides you with my recommendations on how to improve dialogue and explain how to achieve optimal outcomes by getting the right people talking about the right issues in the right way, at the right time, and in the right space.

Part III challenges you to become a dialogic leader and invites you to assess your strengths and weaknesses and put in place ways to improve your dialogue leadership and achieve the optimal outcomes you deserve.

My goal in writing this book is to highlight to the world the challenge of dialogue gap, to stress the need to regain our human gift of dialogue, and to offer ways for us to do that, at work, at home, and in society in order for us to achieve the optimal outcomes we need.

As I put ...

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