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We spend our lives gathering - first in classrooms and then in meetings, weddings, conferences and away days. Yet so many of us spend this time in underwhelming moments that fail to engage us, inspire us, or connect us. We've all sat in meetings where people talk past each other or go through the motions and others which galvanize a team and remind everyone why they first took the job. We've been to weddings that were deeply moving and others that were run-of-the-mill and simply faded away.
Why do some moments take off and others fizzle? What's the difference between the gatherings that inspire you and the ones that don't?
In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker gets to the heart of these questions and reveals how to design a transformative gathering. An expert on organizing successful gatherings whether in conference centres or her living room, Parker shows us how to create moving, magical, mind-changing experiences - even in spaces where we've come to expect little.
'Priya Parker has created both an art and science to gathering in a way that can bring joy and fulfillment to any meeting' -- Deepak Chopra MD * author of The Healing Self * What to leave out, where to meet, how to charm-it's all here, explained with unforgettable stories and clever tips. You'll only put this book down because it will make you so hungry for a gathering of your own -- Joshua Cooper Ramo * author of The Seventh Sense and The Age of the Unthinkable * This book should be mandatory reading for everyone from the business executive to the community activist; the conflict resolution specialist to the dinner host. Concrete advice that will forever change the way you gather! -- Daniel L. Shapiro Ph.D., Founder and Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program and author * Negotiating the Nonnegotiable * A passion for successful encounters enlivens every page -- Sherry Turkle * author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age and Alone Together *
ISBN: 9780241973837 ISBN-10: 024197383X Audience:
Number Of Pages: 208 Published: 28th May 2018 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1