Big Ideas Book Discussion | Crucial Conversations (Live Webinar)

May 17, 2022, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

The next title in the Big Ideas Book Discussion series is “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes Are High” by Joseph Grenny, (c2021, third edition). Given the spate of book challenges in school and public libraries this year, staff and trustees need to be ready with a cogent defense of intellectual freedom. Book challenges are always crucial conversations, as are budget talks, job evaluations, and working with stressed-out patrons. From Amazon: “When stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, you have three choices: avoid a crucial conversation and suffer the consequences; handle the conversation poorly and suffer the consequences; or apply the lessons and strategies of Crucial Conversations and improve relationships and results.” We encourage participants to purchase books used throughout the Big Ideas series for your own collections. And join us for the next good read: Crucial Conversations.

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