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Powerful Conversations: How High Impact Leaders Communicate

© 2017
by Phil Harkins

1st Edition Active, In-Print 208 Pages Paperback / softback
9781260019629 1260019624
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Powerful conversations breed powerful organizations

"Phil Harkins has it exactly right. To be a leader is to communicate powerfully?as he does in this thoughtful book." ?Robert B. Reich, Professor of Social and Economic Policy, Brandeis University

Business communications expert Phil Harkins helps Fortune 500 companies drive growth and increase productivity with his proven strategies. Now, this updated edition of his communications classic provides the insight and expertise you need to seize the competitive edge in your own industry.

Packed with goal-oriented strategies, tools, and real-life examples from some of today's top leaders, Powerful Conversations helps you advance both personal and organizational goals with every word you speak. This game-changing guide provides the tools you need to:

* Plan, conduct, and measure powerful conversations
* Use the "Tower of Power? to coach employees
* Apply the four Cs of Trust: Clarity, Caring, Consistency, and Commitment
* Retain your best employees
* Determine your leadership competencies through the Leadership Assessment Instrument

Mastering the three stages of a Powerful Conversation?from shared feelings and beliefs, to an exchange of wants and needs, to action steps and mutual commitments?will help you better manage your interactions and enhance your leadership skills.

Personal and organizational success is driven by the right words used at the right time. Use Powerful Conversations to turbo-charge your career and make your company the envy of its industry.

Part 1 Foundations of American Law
1 The Nature of Law
2 The Resolution of Private Disputes
3 Business and the Constitution
4 Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, and Critical Thinking
Part 2 Crimes and Torts
5 Criminal Law and Procedure
6 Intentional Torts
7 Negligence and Strict Liability
8 Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition
Part 3 Contracts
9 Introduction to Contracts
10 The Agreement: Offer
11 The Agreement: Acceptance
12 Consideration
13 Reality of Consent
14 Capacity to Contract
15 Illegality
16 Writing
17 Rights of Third Parties
18 Performance and Remedies
Part 4 Sales
19 Formation and Terms of Sales Contracts
20 Product Liability
21 Performance of Sales Contracts
22 Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts
Part 5 Property
23 Personal Property and Bailments
24 Real Property
25 Landlord and Tenant
26 Estates and Trusts
27 Insurance Law
Part 6 Credit
28 Introduction to Credit and Secured Transactions

29 Security Interests in Personal Property
30 Bankruptcy 
Part 7 Commercial Paper
31 Negotiable Instruments
32 Negotiation and Holder in Due Course
33 Liability of Parties
34 Checks and Electronic Transfers
Part 8 Agency Law
35 The Agency Relationship
36 Third-Party Relations of the Principal and the Agent
Part 9 Partnerships
37 Introduction to Forms of Business and Formation of Partnerships
38 Operation of Partnerships and Related Forms
39 Partners? Dissociation and Partnerships? Dissolution and Winding Up
40 Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, and Limited Liability Limited Partnerships
Part 10 Corporations
41 History and Nature of Corporations
42 Organization and Financial Structure of Corporations
43 Management of Corporations
44 Shareholders? Rights and Liabilities
45 Securities Regulation
46 Legal and Professional Responsibilities of Auditors, Consultants, and Securities Professionals
Part 11 Regulation of Business
47 Administrative Law
48 The Federal Trade Commission Act and Consumer Protection Laws
49 Antitrust: The Sherman Act
50 The Clayton Act, the Robinson?Patman Act, and Antitrust Exemptions and Immunities
51 Employment Law
52 Environmental Regulation
Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America
Appendix B: Uniform Commercial Code

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