With tips, principles, examples, and stories, Craig Freshley shares the essentials that groups need to make decisions that provide lasting benefits. Practical and authoritative, this friendly guide from a veteran group facilitator is a must-have for those seeking proven techniques for collaborative decision-making.
Board members and senior staff in the nonprofit sector―where there’s often a high expectation of collaboration―and corporate leaders who have a collaborative, inclusive mindset or culture, will find this book particularly valuable.
Freshley’s message is especially pertinent to today’s world: It’s through collaboration, not competition, that groups of the future will create, innovate, and thrive. It is collaboration, not competition that will save us from extinction.
Further, collaborative decision making is a skill that can be successfully learned and practiced. Freshley shows groups how.
• Efficient and productive meetings
• Attitudes that help and hinder group productivity
• Group decision making steps: from idea to decision to action
• The supremacy of group culture
• How to listen well and speak with purpose
• Conflict prevention, management, and resolution
• When to apply which type of decision-making method
• Meeting facilitation theory and techniques
You’re invited to the Launch Party!
The book provides a nice excuse, but really it’s just a reason to have a party. In person. In a fun place: the newly renovated historic Lemont Hall. New owners Aaron and Cleo have done a great job with the place! Learn about Lemont Hall here.
Live music by The Collins Duo. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, soft drinks.
I’m launching my ideas onto the vast ocean of information and opinion. Come help me celebrate. Come connect with old friends and meet new friends.
Free and open to the public.
Please register here so we know what to expect.
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If you pledge to do ONE THING on launch day, I will send you an Advance Digital Edition of the entire book for free.
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On launch day I will ask you to send an email to friends or post on social media, something like that. I will provide graphics and text for you to use however you like. And I will send you the entire book in advance so you can check it out and tell your peeps about it.
If you believe the world needs more collaboration and less conflict, join my Launch Team and help spread the word!
The Wisdom of Group Decisions
Did you know Craig has written another book called The Wisdom of Group Decisions?