Breaking Through Gridlock: The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World
- 4h 26m 57s
- Gabriel Grant, Jason Jay
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Think about the last time you tried to talk with someone who didn't already agree with you about issues that matter most. How well did it go?
These conversations are vital, but too often get stuck. They become contentious or we avoid them because we fear they might. What if, in these difficult conversations, we could stay true to ourselves while enriching relationships and creating powerful pathways forward? What if our divergent values provided healthy fuel for dialogue and innovation instead of gridlock and polarization? Jason Jay and Gabriel Grant invite us into a spirit of serious play, laughing at ourselves while moving from self-reflection to action. Using enlightening exercises and rich examples, Breaking through Gridlock helps us become aware of the role we unwittingly play in getting conversations stuck. It empowers us to share what really matters – with anyone, anywhere – so that together we can create positive change in our families, organizations, communities, and society.
In this Audiobook
Chapter 1: How We Get Stuck: Breakdowns in Conversation
Chapter 2: (In)Authenticity: The key to Getting Unstuck
Chapter 3: Know What You Bring: The Hidden Baggage of Conversations
Chapter 4: Locate the Bait: What we Gain when Conversations Lose
Chapter 5: Dare to Share: Moving Past the Talking Points
Chapter 6: Start Talking: Bringing Conversations Back to Life
Chapter 7: Embrace the Tension: How our Differences can Make a Difference
Chapter 8: Widen the Circle: Building Inclusive Movements