Differences between people are inevitable. Unfortunately, these can sometimes evolve into a serious conflict, drag on, or remain unresolved. Because the world shows up differently for each of us, leading to individual interpretations as to what is occurring, it is important to skillfully discuss differences with confidence and competence.
In a concise reference manual, Carl Welte relies on his experience as a successful entrepreneur and leader to share a roadmap that helps others become more effective in communicating when it is important to understand or be understood. After laying out the basic elements of the communications process and discussing valuable aspects of communication, Welte provides valuable concepts and structures that prompt a deeper appreciation for different points of view and teach how to effectively listen and speak to increase communication effectiveness. Included are exercises and strategies that enhance the learning experience.
Communicating about Differences is a guide that provides strategies, concepts, and tools to help you have genuine, productive conversations despite contradictory points of view.
“Carl is a ‘boots on the ground’ strategist. He is an expert in his field and articulates his experience and wisdom with the goal of implementation at the forefront. Concise and practical, Carl’s approach will take you farther than you ever expected in concrete and measurable applications.”
–Mary O’Mara, Executive Director, MarinLink
About the Author
Carl Welte founded Welte Associates in 1993. Welte Associates enables organizational leaders and teams to achieve desired business results by helping them build the organizational capabilities to do so. That is, the requisite strategy, structure, systems, and workforce capability to succeed.
His more than fifty years of organizational, management, and consulting experience has equipped him with the requisite wisdom and coaching skills to enable leaders and teams to effectively address their organization’s opportunities and challenges.
He has held senior-level positions in both large and small organizations. Carl has also held leadership positions in a variety of professional, industrial, and educational associations.
Carl was a visiting faculty member for 12 years at the University of Idaho, teaching in its executive development program. He has also taught leadership and management programs in the University of California’s extension learning system for more than 10 years.
He is the author of Making and Fulfilling Your Dreams as a Leader: A Practical Guide for Formulating and Executing Strategy, Balboa Press, 2014; and Building Commitment: A Leader’s Guide to Unleashing the Human Potential at Work, Balboa Press, 2016.
He has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS degree in business administration from the University of California.
Carl lives in Novato, CA with his wife Dee. They have three children and six
He can be reached at:
14 Plata Court
Novato, CA 94947
Phone: (415) 328-1349