"Our teaching culture is adverse to conflict. Having tools like this will move education forward as a profession." -- Michael Grinder, National Director and Educational Consultant 20080728 "A thoughtful and practical map for authentically engaging in and learning from having hard conversations. Abrams gently teaches us why having these conversations matter and how they can help us grow. Her work shines light on the landscape of personal and professional learning from engagement in hard conversations." -- Eleanor Drago-Severson, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership 20080728 "A wonderful combination of coaching, consulting, and crafting a way of teaching us all to speak honestly in our relationships. From casual conversations to value conflicts, we learn to use and become sensitive to differences in gender, style, and position in this very appealing and important book. A must-read for teachers, principals, and district office personnel who care about developing a healthy school community." -- Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar 20080815 "This book has already changed my life. Just by reading it, my courage to have hard conversations has soared." -- Beth Madison, Principal 20081024 "A straightforward, practical and useful guide for engaging in difficult conversations." -- Lauren Levin 20111014
From the Back Cover
This insightful book helps educators speak with clarity and courage to directly address difficult situations within their schools.