Book News: March 17th, 2009

By Margaret J. Wheatley

The author shows how the simple but long neglected act of conversation, of thoughtfully talking and listening to one another, has the power to change lives. She offers insightful advice on how to conduct conversations that will help us to genuinely connect with each other and restore hope to our individual lives.

Margaret Wheatley proposes that people band together with their colleagues and friends to create the solutions for real social change, both locally and globally, that are so badly needed. Such change will not come from governments or corporations, she argues, but from the ageless process of thinking together in conversation. Turning to One Another encourages this process.

This book explores the power of conversation and the conditions, simplicity, personal courage, real listening, and diversity, that support it. It contains quotes and images to encourage the reader to pause and reflect, and to prepare for the work ahead, convening truly meaningful conversations.

Published by Berrett Koehler. ISBN 9781576757642. 12.57 dollars US.