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Fierce Conversations

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Language  English
Pages  320
LC Class  BJ2121 .S42 2002
Author  Susan Scott
Country  United States of America

Media type  Print (Paperback)
ISBN  0-425-19337-3
Originally published  2002
Page count  320
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Followed by  Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst "Best" Practices of Business Today
Similar  Susan Scott books, Communication books

Fierce conversations achieving success at work and in life one conversation at a time ebook

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time (ISBN 0-425-19337-3) is a self-help book written by Susan Scott, about how to have a difficult conversation. The introduction states that Fierce Conversations is a "guide to tackling your toughest challenges and enriching relationships with everyone important to your success and happiness through principles, tools, and assignments designed to direct you through your first fierce conversations with yourself on to the most challenging and important conversations facing you." The author states that the book is based on her experience running think tanks and designing and delivering training. The book was published by Viking in 2002 (hardcover version) and then by the Berkley Publishing Group in 2004 (paperback version). It has since become a Wall Street Journal and UPI bestseller.


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Fierce conversations

The author defines a fierce conversation as "One in which we come out from behind ourselves, into the conversation and make it real." She believes that interpersonal difficulties are a direct result of our inability to communicate well.

Michael Brisciana has stated that "I worry that some of their most enthusiastic adherents can seem more eager for the 'fierce' (i.e., 'confrontational') part of the concept than the 'conversation'". Perhaps due to a misunderstanding of the book, they have the wrong kind of conversation.


  • A foreword by Ken Blanchard
  • "The Seven Principles of Fierce Conversations"
  • "The Idea of Fierce"
  • "Master the Courage to Interrogate Reality"
  • "Come Out from Behind Yourself into the Conversation and Make It Real"
  • "Be Here, Prepared to Be Nowhere Else"
  • "Tackle Your Toughest Challenge Today"
  • "Obey Your Instincts"
  • "Take Responsibility for Your Emotional Wake"
  • "Let Silence Do the Heavy Lifting"
  • "Embracing the Principles"
  • References

    Fierce Conversations Wikipedia

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