Blamestorming: Why Conversations Go Wrong and How to Fix Them

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'Powerful conversations are essential to world-class performance. Blamestorming will you show how' - Amy Williams MBE, Olympic Gold Medallist

Rob's book will teach you how to hear what's really being said and say what you really mean to say... I recommend Rob's book to anyone who wants to communicate more effectively. - Linda Blair, clinical psychologist, author, columnist, broadcaster

Do your disagreements often escalate into rows? Do you get crossed wires when talking to your stressed partner, difficult teenager, overworked colleagues or demanding boss? Drawing on 25 years experience, Rob Kendall reveals:

  • How to stop conversations becoming destructive arguments
  • How to prepare for and conduct challenging conversations
  • How to reduce defensiveness in others
This uniquely accessible guide to expert conversation will put superb communication skills at your fingertips. Blamestorming outlines the reasons why our daily conversations go wrong, explains how to respond when they do and provides tips on how to stop them going wrong in the first place.

Rob's techniques have been proven to be effective for thousands of people from all walks of life and are presented in an illustrated step-by-step format that makes them easy to put into practice from Day One.

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' Blamestorming reveals how the way we think influences the way we communicate. This is cutting-edge psychology packaged in the most accessible way. Anyone who is serious about improving their communication skills will find it practical and relevant.' - Rob Archer, The Career Psychologist

'I have learned that powerful conversations are essential to world-class performance. Receiving encouragement and having challenging conversations with my coach and team members have been absolutely vital to my success. This book will show you how.' - Amy Williams MBE, Olympic gold medalist

'Rob knows how to have meaningful conversations that allow people to be honest with themselves and authentic with others. I can't think of a better person to write a book like this!' - Paula Vennells, MD, Post Office Ltd (11,500 UK post offices)

'Rob's new book Blamestorming provides highly practical tools to advance our psychological evolution through being cooperative rather than competitive in our communication with each other.' - Sir John Whitmore, author of the bestselling Coaching for Performance

' Blamestorming offers a truly fascinating insight into the complex world of conversation.' - Martin Davies, bestselling author of The Conjuror's Bird

'As the CEO of 55,000 staff, I have valued Rob's partnership at defining moments in our history. He knows how to have meaningful conversations that move life instead of talking about life. In Blamestorming, he will show you how.' - Julian Roberts, CEO, Old Mutual Group

'In Blamestorming Rob shares a wealth of experience and makes the art, science and skills of conversation accessible to everyone. Rob can be for conversation what Martin Lewis is for saving money - the UK's expert. Nobody occupies this space in the public consciousness today.' - Gordon Gourlay, MD, First Rate Exchange Services (the UK's leading provider of foreign exchange

'In professional sport, as in every domain of life, conversation plays a crucial role in performance. In this book, Rob demonstrates simple, practical ways to revolutionize your conversational life.' - -- Matt Perry, England's most-capped rugby full-back

About the Author:

Rob Kendall has worked with over 60 organizations, including the 2012 London Olympics, Virgin and BBC Worldwide, teaching conversation skills to business leaders, sports professionals, teenagers and many others. Find out more at Rob's website, www.conversationexpert.co.uk.

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