Leadership Learning Communities are a vital way of engaging in thoughtful and strategic conversations about church health, personal leadership skill development and effective Gospel ministry engagement. The Virtual Leadership Learning Community (VLLC) breaks down the barriers of distance and time management that might make attending one of the area LLC’s difficult or impossible. The best way to experience the VLLC is to have a computer with a video camera, a headset and relatively high-speed internet connection.
Our next virtual meeting will take place on December 2 at 9:00am. We will be covering a great book, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
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 badly and suffer the consequences; or read Crucial Conversations and discover how to communicate best when it matters most. This wise and witty guide gives you the tools you need to step up to life’s most difficult and important conversations, say what’s on your mind, and achieve positive outcomes that will amaze you. You’ll learn how to:
- Prepare for high-impact situations with a six-minute mastery technique
- Make it safe to talk about almost anything
- Be persuasive, not abrasive
- Keep listening when others blow up or clam up
- Turn crucial conversations into the action and results you want
Whether they take place at work or at home, with your neighbors or your spouse, crucial conversations can have a profound impact on your career, your happiness, and your future. With the skills you learn in this book, you’ll never have to worry about the outcome of a crucial conversation again.