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The art of Gathering : : how we Meet and why it Matters

Parker, Priya. Book - 2018 302.1 Pa, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Self-Help / Personal Growth / Parker, Priya None on shelf 13 requests on 7 copies Community Rating: 3.4 out of 5

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Decide why you're really gathering -- Close doors -- Don't be a chill host -- Create a temporary alternative world -- Never start a funeral with logistics -- Keep your best self out of my gathering -- Cause good controversy -- Accept that there is an end.
"A bold new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together--at work, at home, in our communities, and beyond. In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive--which they don't have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play. Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings--conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp--and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience. The result is a book that's both journey and guide, full of exciting ideas with real-world applications. The Art of Gathering will forever alter the way you look at your next meeting, industry conference, dinner party, and backyard barbecue--and how you host and attend them"-- Provided by publisher.

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x submitted by kscapellie on July 13, 2020, 6:00pm how to host art

How to Cause Favorable Disagreement submitted by sVfGI7Glt2pz7GZgVB90 on August 24, 2020, 12:58pm Details how most meetings are boring missed opportunities and how to make them fun and meaningful. Provides interesting perspective through which we can add purpose to gathering.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.
Year Published: 2018
Description: xiv, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781594634925
1594634920

SUBJECTS
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Interpersonal relations.
Nonfiction.