About Crucial Skills
The Crucial Skills Blog is the official blog of the Crucial Skills Newsletter—an award-winning, weekly e-newsletter from the authors of the New York Times bestselling books Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, Influencer, and Change Anything.
Subscribers of the Crucial Skills Newsletter receive expert instruction for achieving results in their personal and professional life. In addition to the Q&A responses from the authors, subscribers also receive weekly tips to improve their interpersonal relationships and leadership skills, crucial skills applications, insights from training experts and other thought leaders, and notices on events in their area.
About the Authors
Joseph Grenny is an acclaimed keynote speaker, four-time New York Times bestselling author, and cofounder of VitalSmarts. A consultant to the Fortune 500, Joseph has designed and implemented major corporate change initiatives on every major continent.
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Cofounder of VitalSmarts, Kerry has coauthored four New York Times bestselling books as well as designed the company's line of award-winning training programs. As author of our most popular column, Kerrying On, Kerry shares his vision, experience, and advice through fun and insightful stories from his past.
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Four-time New York Times bestselling author, Ron McMillan, is a sought-after speaker and leadership consultant. As the cofounder of VitalSmarts, Ron has consulted with leaders ranging from first-level managers to corporate executives.
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Al Switzler is a renowned consultant and world-class speaker who has directed training and management initiatives with dozens of Fortune 500 companies worldwide. He also cofounded VitalSmarts and authored four immediate New York Times bestselling books.
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David Maxfield is a leading researcher and speaker on topics such as dialogue skills and performance improvement. Coauthor of two New York Times bestsellers, David did his doctoral work at Stanford University, where he studied personality theory and interpersonal-skill development.
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An innovator in corporate training and organizational performance, VitalSmarts is home to multiple training offerings, including Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, Influencer, and Change Anything Training. Each course improves key organizational outcomes by focusing on high-leverage skills and strategies. The Company also has four New York Times bestselling books: Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, Influencer, and Change Anything. Named the 2008 Business of the Year by the Association of Learning Providers, VitalSmarts has also been ranked eight times by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America and has trained more than 800,000 people worldwide.
Learn more about VitalSmarts by visiting www.vitalsmarts.com