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Conflict Across Cultures: A Unique Experience of Bridging Differences Dianne Hofner Saphiere

Conflict Across Cultures: A Unique Experience of Bridging Differences

Dianne Hofner Saphiere

Published January 10th 2010
ISBN : 9781281745354
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286 pages
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Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up to the exciting three-ring circus of communication styles!No matter where we live or what we do, we deal with people using a wide variety of communication styles every day. At work, in the marketplace and at home,MoreLadies and Gentlemen! Step right up to the exciting three-ring circus of communication styles!No matter where we live or what we do, we deal with people using a wide variety of communication styles every day. At work, in the marketplace and at home, diverse communication styles present opportunities for growth on the one hand, and misunderstanding on the other. Communication Highwire: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Communication Styles is an important breakthrough for managers, team leaders, community leaders, educators, trainers and facilitators as they work with individuals and teams to overcome frustration, prevent mistakes and save time and money. World-class intercultural trainers and educators share their strategies, techniques and-most importantly-their tools for taking advantage of diversity in the modern world.Communication Highwire offers the following: Twenty-six powerful activities, ready to go with a minimum of prep work.The debut of the Five-Factor Model (Context, Goals, Values, Self-Concept and Communication Style Repertoire), presented in an easy-to-use star chart.Dozens of examples that make concepts real and applicable.So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy and jump on the communication highwire today!The book is full of engaging, highly readable examples, discussion prompts, and skills activities, which take the reader well beyond the obvious and the common sense of communication theory.-Piper McNulty, De Anza CollegeContentsIntroductionSection I: Introduction to Communication Style1 What is Communication Style?2 Benefits of Communication Style FluencySection II: The Motivators of Communication Style3 Factors Affecting Communication Style4 How the Five Factors Interact5 Practicing Star Chart AnalysisSection III: Communication Style Behaviors6 Finding the Differences That Make a Difference7 Leveraging Communication Style DifferencesSection IV: Next Steps8 Using the Factors and Descriptors9 More ActivitiesAppendix: Tracing the Heritage of Communication StylesReferencesSummery of Key References by TopicOther ToolsActivities and StoriesInde