The Book of Agreement: 10 Essential Elements for Getting the Results You Want

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
Teaches a fundamental life skill-crafting mutually satisfying agreements Describes ten essential elements for designing agreements focused on achieving results rather than providing remedies for what might go wrong-a more effective alternative to the traditional legal/adversarial approach Includes thirty model agreements for business, personal, and professional uses Crafting agreements with others is a fundamental life skill. Unfortunately, we were never taught how to do it. The agreements most people make are incomplete and ineffective-they usually focus on protecting against what might go wrong instead of figuring out how to make things go right. The Book of Agreement offers a new approach. Stewart Levine demonstrates the superiority of ''agreements for results'' versus ''agreements for protection'' and outlines ten principles for creating agreements that explicitly articulate desired outcomes and provide a roadmap to achieving them. He includes over thirty specific templates that can be used to create this new type of agreement for results in a variety of organizational and personal contexts.
 

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Contents

THE FOUNDATION LAW PRINCIPLES ELEMENTS
1
THE TEN ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OFEFFECTIVE
15
THREE FACETS OF AGREEMENT CHAPTER 4 THE NEW MINDSETAGREEMENTS
38
ARE THEY LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACTS? CHAPTER 6 WHEN CONFLICT SURFACESTHE
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COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS PART III PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS
154
PHYSICIANS DENTISTS ANDHEALTHCARE
171
AGREEMENT BETWEEN PARENTS PART V CREATING A CULTURE OF AGREEMENT
235
CREATING A CULTURE OF AGREEMENT
246
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Stewart Levine's life work has centered around creating agreement and empowerment in the most challenging circumstances. He is an instructor for the American Managament Association and IBI Global and has delivered programs for Esalen Institute, HR.com, and the American Bar Association, among others.

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