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Fierce Conversations

Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time
Narrated by: Susan Craig Scott
Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (307 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Susan Scott reads her newly revised and updated New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller about achieving success one conversation at a time.

As the master teacher of positive change through powerful communication, Susan Scott wants you to succeed. To do that you must transform everyday conversations in effective ways to get your message across. In this guide Susan teaches you how to:

  • Overcome barriers to meaningful communication
  • Expand and enrich relationships with colleagues, friends, and family
  • Increase clarity and improve understanding
  • Handle strong emotions - on both sides of the table
  • Connect with colleagues, customers, and family at a deep level

By mastering the Seven Principles of Fierce Conversations, you will begin to change your life - one conversation at a time.

©2004 Susan Craig Scott (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Well written from a great person

Well narrated and the writer was very detailed and specific in her points. It was nice to hear a very informative and passionate piece.

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loved it

I enjoyed this book a lot. there's some life-changing information here. Be bold in your conversations and direct with people. I didn't enjoy the author's voice at first but got used to it very quickly. The end of the book drags a little bit but the information is just fantastic.

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Unfortunately Slow and very long

I was able to listen to this on 1.95x speed... the tone of voice was also draggy sounding and not welcoming or friendly. which might if been intentional? I wanted to get so much out of this book so I kept going to the end. Didnt throw the baby out with the bath water. There are some great points she makes. Everything might if been better if it was more condensed. will probably go back and listen to "The Chapter 4" again at some point.

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Good and Useful Information, and Boring

This book has excellent ideas and useful information. The material is thought-provoking and helpful. However, the message could have been conveyed in half the time. Over-the-top on verbosity and useless rambling. Susan seems likeable and someone with whom I might enjoy having a conversation. I would suggest saving the stories for an autobiography.

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Life changer

This is a book that will transform your way of thinking for the better! Door will open once you apply these steps in your day to day life. Thank you.

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  • Tim
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  • 06-24-17

Insightful and thought provoking book

I found this book to be a great source of thought provoking ideas, actions and insights. I like the beachball concept - it has helped me become more thoughtful in dealing with people who operate very specifically in certain functions. They often have a very specific and focused view. Understanding that view can really enhance the dialog possible with them.

Overall just taking a new perspective on conversations as described here has been extremely helpful in improving my overall relationships in every aspect of my life.

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Great audio, average-only content

This book had everything to be great, but missed it by being exaustively stretched out. The messages could be communicated in a tenth of its size, and many are common-sensisly obvious, very few things brought up new here.

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Life changing ideas!

Just when you thought everything had been written about effective communication...Amazing insights into how all our relationships are good or bad based on one thing, our conversations. Simple advice: want to change your relationship? Then change your conversations. A must read!

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Excellent source of useful ideas and inspiration

This was a very useful read. So many practical ideas, new concepts and techniques on how to improve the quality of life, career and business. I found this very refreshing and took a lot of notes to implement in my consulting practice. Bravo Susan!

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Time well spent with great concept and strategies

When I read the reviews before reading this book, I wondered why the people who rated this book less than 5 stars all complained about its length. Now I understand that these people will never get it, because they will never blame themselves for anything going on less than perfect in their lives.
This book is about seeing yourself as a human being, an imperfect creature seeking the utopia of perfection. Great tool, strategy. It has already started to change my life: family, children, team, organization. Awesome book!