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Terms of Engagement, 2nd Edition by Richard Axelrod

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CHAPTER 7Connect People to Each Other

Widening the circle of involvement brings more people into the conversation. But unless they are able to connect to the task and with each other, nothing happens. How can we connect people to each other?

FOUR BIG CONNECTORS FORGE HUMAN BONDS

Connection does not occur the same way for every person, nor does it occur the same way every time. Connection deepens through shared experience, as you strengthen relationships, because you share a common purpose, and through storytelling. Each opens a doorway to deeper connection.

Shared Experience: A Life-Changing Flood

The hurricane hits land. Swollen rivers overflow their banks. No electricity. No water. Sand covers what was once your living room. Two miles away, ...

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