“Greg Nees’ Connecting Hearts and Minds: Insights, Skills, and Best Practices for Dealing with Differences is exactly what it says it is. It is the most readable and comprehensive guide I’ve seen for dealing with many different kinds of difference - culture, gender, cognitive style, personality, history, values, the stories we tell ourselves…But what is truly remarkable is that Nees illustrates them all with dozens of stories and backs them up with recognized authorities and research in dozens of very diverse fields. Although this book is primarily targeted at “interculturalists” who deal professionally with cross cultural interactions of all kinds - it is a veritable field day for anyone interested in dealing with any kind of difference. And that, I think, is all of us.” -- Tom Atlee, author of The Tao of Democracy and Empowering Public Wisdom