BOOKS WE ENJOYED
A classic read – explaining FIRO theory and offering hands-on advice to teams and individuals who want to overcome defensiveness and improve their ability to collaborate across personality-/work style differences
Radical Collaboration: Five Essential Skills to Overcome Defensiveness and Build Successful Relationships by James W. Tamm and Ronald J. Luyet. Published by HarperBusiness, reprint edition 2005. $10.50 paperback, 336 pages. ISBN-13 978-0060742515
James W. Tamm, a former judge and expert on dispute resolution and building collaborative relationships, teamed up with Ronald Luyet to bring you Radical Collaboration. Collaboration has never been more important than in today’s workplace, and you will find the skills you need within these pages.
Tamm and Luyet have put together a how-to manual for anyone wanting to create a trusting, collaborative environment, and it’s a must for any professional who is seeking constructive ways of getting the results they want! You will explore behaviors that express collaborative intent. You also learn more about fundamental interpersonal relationship orientations – aka FIRO theory – which will add insights to your understanding of what makes work styles compatible and how to address lack of compatibility.