• #2 How to talk when the stakes are high

    In my previous book review, I wrote about winning and influencing people. Carnegie wrote about the risk related to confronting people and create resentment, leading to problems. After reading the first few chapters of “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” by Kerry Patterson, I was conflicted. As the first thing Patterson suggests is to confront people and talk about issues. Rather than keeping people happy by “not talking” as suggested by Carnegie. This contrast is interesting. Yet, this book provides some good tools for talking when stakes are high. The author characterizes crucial conversations as conversations in which: 1. Stakes are high Opinions vary Emotions run strong…

  • #1 How to win friends and Influence People

    I’m not sure if this will work out, but I have decided to give it a go; challenge myself to read 52 books within the next year. Focussing on leadership, management, and general business-related topics. Because I find these most interesting. As, I will most need some book suggestions later on and, would like to discuss some topics I read about. I’ve decided to make a summary of each book I read and publish this on the internet. Along with this summary, I will provide my opinion on the concepts presented. The Summary To communicate with people in a meaningful way. According to Dale Carnegie, it boils down to showing…