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  • Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    I am writing to let you know that I have a forthcoming book being released in April: the 2nd Edition of Listening Deeply: An Approach to Understanding and Consulting in Organizational Culture (University of Missouri Press, Columbia; Foreword to the 2nd Edition by Seth Allcorn, to the 1st Edition by Michael Diamond).  

    Here is the link where the book can be pre-ordered at a discount on the full price.  

    Listening deeply is the foundation of all effective organizational management, research, and consulting. This book explores the many aspects of attentive listening through storytelling and includes examples of organizational case studies. In Stein’s practice, listening deeply is an attitude evoked by the psychoanalytic concept of hovering attention—a careful attending to the person or group one is trying to help and an equally careful attending to how one is hearing these others. The listener’s own feelings are as crucially diagnostic as what the consultant observes in other people.

    This new edition of Listening Deeply updates historical context, theory, method, and organizational stories. A psychodynamic orientation informs much of the book and the language Stein uses is direct. His lessons are useful to the manager in any kind of organization, as well as practitioners of psychology, sociology, business management, medicine, and education.

    - Howard Stein

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:58 AM | Anonymous

    Howard Stein's new poetry book, Light and Shadow, is now available for ordering. It is published by Doodle and Peck Publishing, Yukon, Oklahoma. A description of the book and ordering information (including a limited time discount) are enclosed below. 

    Light and Shadow -- Poems by Howard F. Stein

    Order from:        

    Discount Code: PoetryRocks! (10% discount through September 30th 2016)

    Use discount code when ordering online from Doodle and Peck Publishing. Light and Shadow will eventually be available also from


    “Stein’s poems are evocative, informative, and, most importantly, allow us to understand we are not alone in this experience. . . They are to be experienced, enjoyed, embraced, and perhaps, most of all, felt.”

    From the Foreword by Seth Allcorn

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:47 AM | Anonymous
    This month Howard Stein is the Featured Poet at The poet Irene Willis wrote a lovely introduction based on some of his material. Her introduction is followed by three poems of Howard's which are "applied poetry." We are proud of our Poet Laureate for this accomplishment. The link to that material is

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