Dialogue Gap: Why Communication Isn’t Enough and What We Can Do About It, Fast
Peter Nixon’s new 2012 book addresses the gap between the quality of dialogues we have and the quality of dialogues we need to solve the problems we face at work, at home and in society. The book “bridges the gap between simply communicating and optimal decision making.”
For years Peter Nixon worked with people from all walks of life, advising and training in the art of negotiation. It soon became apparent that what was preventing optimal decision making was not the give and take of negotiation but the dialogue between stakeholders. We have become experts at sending information (via email, text message, Internet, TV, social media) i.e. communicating, but at the expense of engaging in dialogue, defined as collaborative thinking. In Dialogue Gap, Nixon explores the growing gap between the quality of dialogues we have and the quality of dialogues we need to succeed in a world where the ability to engage with and influence others (in order to address change and conflict in the corporate, social, political and environmental landscapes) has become essential for humanity to succeed at work, at home and in society in the 21st Century.
Bibliographic Details: Dialogue Gap by Peter Nixon, published by John Wiley & Sons, Feb 2012, ISBN 978-1-118-15783-1