Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver
Discover the Proven “Low Drama, High Joy” Method for Productive, Empathy-Based Communication and Collaboration. Why do so many organizations, teams, couples, families, and groups who should be working together end up wasting energy on unproductive conflict? Even when everyone has the same general goals, what’s often missing is a deeper alignment based on mutual trust, respect, and empathy. With Radical Alignment, top-level life and business coaches (and happily married couple) Alexandra Jamieson and Bob Gower share their potent method for helping groups to stop clashing and start working together―to jump from “we can’t” to an enthusiastic “hell yes!” The essential tool at the heart of Radical Alignment is the All-In Method: a four-step approach to communication designed to increase clarity, minimize miscommunication, honor each person’s individuality, and build a shared sense of trust and respect for longterm success. With easy-to-follow instruction, Jamieson and Gower bring you: • The Foundations of Great Communication―what works, what doesn’t, and how to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your own style • The All-In Method―a step-by-step walk-through of this proven approach to getting into radical alignment with others • The Method in Action―examples and exercises for using the All-In Method at work, at home, and in any situation • Scripts, suggestions, guidance, and additional resources for making this a lifelong practice for greater connection and intimacy “We believe passionately that the world needs more aligned teams in our businesses, organizations, communities, families, and intimate partnerships,” write the authors. “This means we need people who are able to have powerful and clear exchanges that build better connections.” Radical Alignment brings you a “low drama, high joy” technique
Alexandra Jamieson and Bob Gower are partners in teaching and in marriage. Alex is a success and creative leadership coach for driven women who has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Martha Stewart Living, Goop, and was the co-creator of the Oscar nominated doc Super Size Me. She’s also the author of 4 other books including Women, Food, And Desire. Bob is an authority on lean, agile, and responsive org design and has worked with Ford, Spotify, GE, and many other incredible organizations.