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Consensus Through Conversation: How to Achieve High-Commitment Decisions

by Larry Dressler

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Author, Larry Dressler, has created a gem of a book, which gives consensus in its rightful place as a potential group and community builder. His clear thinking helps clarify why such decisions, often longer in achieving, come to a better, more firm resolve. Quaker decisionmaking 'sense of the meeting' can learn from his analysis, for while the grounding is different, the achievement of the group uniting requires some of the same elements. ( )
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Consensus is fast becoming one of business' most popular-but most widely mis-understood decision-making models. By involving people in the decisions that impact their work, companies develop a passionate team of workers, one that is committed to a future they've helped shape. This useful guide leads managers, consultants, and facilitators through the consensus-building process. It shows how to avoid common pitfalls like false agreement and the illusion of inclusion. For anyone charged with getting groups to fruitful resolution on important issues, Consensus Through Conversation offers an invaluable reference.… (more)

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