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Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities Paperback – August 1, 2007
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We, as people, have the power to shape our world and our future. Beautiful representation of openness, diversity and hope. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Laura Hogan
With an open heart: this is a great reading about "Solving Tough Problems". It reads like an adventure, the summary is at the end of the book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Karel Hermans
The author uses great illustrations and stories to engage the reader, but more importantly they bring the principles the author is alluding to to life in very practical ways. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Joshua Jackson
A applied insights from incomparable life experiences as a facilitator, negotiator, and mediator.Published 23 months ago by Laughing Buddha
I found the innovative approach described as the Mt. Fleur approach to be outstanding. The key is that it engages all the stakeholders in the problem at hand in working together... Read morePublished on May 27, 2014 by Pete Ekstrand
Not a solutions book, more a principles and pathway book. In some way simple, but never simplistic, insightful and hopeful. Did I mention the resonance of the stories?Published on January 29, 2014 by Tony Sherman
This book is worth reading and provides an interesting approach to problem-solving. It is mainly a story about how the author worked with groups of people at odds with each other... Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by Dorothy
This book is more of a story than a description of how to solve tough problems. The book is written from the upper edges of rationalism, with glimpses into multi-perspectivism or... Read morePublished on June 9, 2013 by William Talada
Outstanding review of negotiation skills, excellent inside of important negotiation in recent times. A must read to learn what it takes to facilitate dialog and solve problemsPublished on March 25, 2011 by Felipe Gallardo