Breaking Through Gridlock

The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World

Learn how self-reflection can help us renew our commitment to have tough conversations with others.

By Jason J. Jay and Gabriel Grant Read by Tom Dheere Education / Nonfiction / Psychology / Social Science English, Unabridged 4h 27m Sell Sheet
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4 Audio CDs May 29, 2017 $39.99 $29.99 9781520072944 Add to Cart
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							The tough problems in the world are made harder when we can't talk about them. When we try to address such issues, conversations often break down because they become emotionally charged, and we lose sight of our common goals. Scarred from these breakdowns with coworkers, family, and friends, we find it easier and safer to stick with people who already agree with us. Getting unstuck requires the courage to confront our own inner contradictions and then to re-engage with people in an authentic way. This book invites readers to laugh at ourselves as we take on the important work of self-reflection as we renew our conversations with others using the six steps and series of exercises provided within.

"Our country's future depends on our ability to reach beyond our echo chambers. Jay and Grant guide us through starting the conversations so crucial to our democracy." - Van Jones, CNN cohost, author, and activist

"We need the creativity that can be harnessed from competing perspectives to craft thriving organizations and a thriving society. This book gives people the tools to take that on." - John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market