- Paperback: 576 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (April 27, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0787964948
- ISBN-13: 978-0787964948
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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--Chris Argyris, James Bryant Conant Professor of Education andOrganizational Behavior, emeritus, Harvard University; author,Reasons and Rationalizations: The Limits of OrganizationalKnowledge
"Roger Schwarz and his coauthors are meticulous in theirguidance for facilitators, consultants, coaches, and leaderseverywhere. They dissect our encounters with each other and help usrecognize what works, what doesn’t, and what we might doabout it. This is a book to return to again and again."
--Geoff Bellman, author, The Consultant’s Calling andYour Signature Path
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--Karen Thomas-Smith, global training and development director,SAS
"This book provides the tools, techniques, and actual experienceto truly practice shared leadership. Roger Schwarz and hiscolleagues provide not only the theory but the practical, hands-onexperience required to develop high performance teams."
--Jay Hennig, vice president, Moog, Inc.
"Although I consider myself already familiar with Roger’sSkilled Facilitator approach, I was amazed at the breadth and depththis Fieldbook provides. It is a compelling resource foranyone interested in building his or her facilitativecapabilities."
--Sandy Schuman, University of Albany, SUNY; editor, The IAFHandbook of Group Facilitation; and moderator, the ElectronicDiscussion on Group Facilitation
"The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is a must have foranyone serving as a third party intervener, coach, consultant or amanager with a desire to develop people and groups."
--Thomas P. Zgambo, corporate ombudsman, Coca-Cola EnterprisesInc.
"The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook truly provides the readerwith an understandable ‘root cause’ perspective on whypeople interact the way they do and the means to create change. Itgoes way beyond the ‘memorize these rules’ approachadvocated by many practitioners."
--Sid Terry, director organization development, NA Manufacturing,Kraft Foods
From the Back Cover
The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook
Since it was first published in 1994, Roger Schwarz's The Skilled Facilitator has become a landmark book in the field. It is a classic work for consultants, facilitators, managers, leaders, trainers, and coaches—anyone whose role is to guide groups toward realizing their creative and problem-solving potential.
The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is based on the same proven principles outlined in Schwarz's groundbreaking book. The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is the next-step resource that offers consultants, facilitators, managers, leaders, trainers, and coaches the tools, exercises, models, and stories that will help them develop sound responses to a wide range of challenging situations. The book spans the full scope of the successful Skilled Facilitator approach and includes information on how to get started and guidance for integrating the approach within existing organizational structures and processes.
With contributions from some of the field's most thoughtful practitioners, this book is filled with suggestions, exercises, and examples for creating effective relationships, teams, and organizations. It includes tips, tools, and model interventions that you can use in any role. Step by step, the book provides practical guidance for introducing the ground rules and guidelines for engaging in deep-level interventions. In addition, The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook contains helpful worksheets and templates.
Praise for The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook
"This is one of the best field books I have ever read. The advice is derived from sound research and theory, and it is crafted in a clear-cut, concrete, detailed, and highly useful way. It focuses on the important everyday skills of practice, including some of the most difficult issues that challenge the user."
—Chris Argyris, James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior, emeritus, Harvard University; author, Reasons and Rationalizations: The Limits of Organizational Knowledge
"Roger Schwarz and his coauthors are meticulous in their guidance for facilitators, consultants, coaches, and leaders everywhere. They dissect our encounters with each other and help us recognize what works, what doesn't, and what we might do about it. This is a book to return to again and again."
—Geoff Bellman, author, The Consultant's Calling and Your Signature Path
"Anyone who strives to lead more effectively will find this book a treasure trove of tips and tools. Whether you're an executive or small team leader, a parent or a politician, The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook will be the reference you reach for to increase your capacity to lead."
—Karen Thomas-Smith, global training and development director, SAS