The Art of Gathering shows you how to bring people together to create transformative, breakthrough meetings and experiences.
Priya Parker is a strategic facilitator with a background in conflict-resolution. Her company Thrive Labs has worked with organizations as varied as MoMA, the World Economic Forum and the International Finance Corporation on strategy, vision and purpose. Parker was a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council in 2013 and a member on the New Models of Leadership's Council on Values. Her TedxHasselt has been viewed over 900,000 times and she has been covered by CNN.com, Harvard Kennedy School Review, NPR's Morning Edition, Inc. magazine, Entrepreneur magazine and Forbes.
[A] remarkable new book about how we spend our time together, at
work, at home, and beyond. If you want to get more out of every
event, whether it's with your boss and co-workers or friends and
family, The Art of Gathering can help * Bustle *
[A] fantastic book . . . . Good things happen when people connect. Especially when we follow Priya's sage advice * Forbes *
Enthusiastically delivered formulas for better get-togethers... useful to those whose job it is to plan meetings, conferences, and the like and a worthy survival manual for consumers of the same * Kirkus Reviews *
This clear and engaging book sets down many things you thought you knew, until you find yourself remembering that you did not attend to its simple rules at the last significant event you hosted.... A passion for successful encounters enlivens every page -- Sherry Turkle * author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age and Alone Together *
A brilliant and eminently practical guide! The Art of Gathering will open your eyes to just how often we gather - and how we can turn those mundane events into dazzling opportunities for meaning, dreaming, and doing. This book should be mandatory reading for everyone from the business executive to the community activist, the conflict resolution specialist to the dinner host. Concrete advice that will forever change the way you gather -- Daniel L. Shapiro * founder of the Harvard International Negotiation Program and author of Negotiating the Nonnegotiable *