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Book Review: Standing in the Fire: Leading High-Heat Meetings

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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Standing in the Fire: Leading High-Heat Meetings with Clarity, Calm, and Courageby Larry Dressler Why Read It? It’s a facilitator’s nightmare – a group you are leading becomes polarized, angry, or frustrated. Are you prepared? The Bottom Line: Seasoned facilitator, negotiator, and author Larry Dressler has been caught in the cross fire enough times to know that there are no prescribed techniques for leading a potentially volatile group discussion. What Dressler offers instead are six stances — states of being — that enable you to remain firmly in service to the group through the most difficult scenarios, because who you are with the group matters just as much as what you do.

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Since beginning her consulting and training practice in 1980, Eileen has become noted for her ability to speak the truth with clarity, wisdom, humor and compassion. Long-standing clients and repeat engagements attest to her commitment to make a difference in minds, hearts and spirits of organizations and individuals. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine selected her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in leadership and among the top ten consultant providers of leadership development.

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