Have a Nice Conflict

Author: Tim Scudder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118219392
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How to successfully navigate and prevent conflict From the publishers of the popular Strength Deployment Inventory, Have a Nice Conflict follows one man's fight to rescue his sinking career. Sales manager John Doyle would consider his career a success—he's his company's top revenue driver, and his take-charge attitude gets the job done. However, when he is passed over for promotion—again—after losing two direct reports, who cite his abrasive style as their reason for leaving, John is forced to reassess how he approaches his relationships. With the help of Mac, an expert in the art of Relationship Awareness Theory, John learns the three stages of conflict, and how he reacts in each. Once John recognizes his own values and trigger points, as well those of other people, he becomes able to better navigate terse situations, express his points in a way that resonates for other people, and even avoid conflict altogether. Equipped with this new understanding of how other people interpret and react to conflict, John soon finds all the relationships in his life—both at work and at home—improving. Reveals a practical understanding of how conflict really works Shows how to recognize its initial stages of conflict, how to navigate it better to diffuse a situation, and how to understand the values of the other person to better frame your point for them Provides guidance for moving beyond conflict to enhance relationships Includes a five-step framework (anticipate, prevent, identify, manage, and resolve) and tools for locating conflict triggers in ourselves and others Anyone can profit from the tools in this book to understand and take control over conflict.

Have a Nice Conflict

Author: Tim Scudder
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781118202760
Format: PDF
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How to successfully navigate and prevent conflict From the publishers of the popular Strength Deployment Inventory, Have a Nice Conflict follows one man's fight to rescue his sinking career. Sales manager John Doyle would consider his career a success—he's his company's top revenue driver, and his take-charge attitude gets the job done. However, when he is passed over for promotion—again—after losing two direct reports, who cite his abrasive style as their reason for leaving, John is forced to reassess how he approaches his relationships. With the help of Mac, an expert in the art of Relationship Awareness Theory, John learns the three stages of conflict, and how he reacts in each. Once John recognizes his own values and trigger points, as well those of other people, he becomes able to better navigate terse situations, express his points in a way that resonates for other people, and even avoid conflict altogether. Equipped with this new understanding of how other people interpret and react to conflict, John soon finds all the relationships in his life—both at work and at home—improving. Reveals a practical understanding of how conflict really works Shows how to recognize its initial stages of conflict, how to navigate it better to diffuse a situation, and how to understand the values of the other person to better frame your point for them Provides guidance for moving beyond conflict to enhance relationships Includes a five-step framework (anticipate, prevent, identify, manage, and resolve) and tools for locating conflict triggers in ourselves and others Anyone can profit from the tools in this book to understand and take control over conflict.

A Great Place to Have a War

Author: Joshua Kurlantzick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451667884
Format: PDF, Kindle
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1960. President Eisenhower was focused on Laos, a tiny Southeast Asian nation. Washington feared the country would fall to communism, triggering a domino effect in the rest of Southeast Asia. In January 1961, Eisenhower approved the CIA's Operation Momentum, a plan to create a proxy army of ethnic Hmong to fight communist forces in Laos. Kurlantzick shows how the brutal war lasted nearly two decades, killed one-tenth of Laos's total population, and changed the nature of the CIA forever

Cape Cod

Author: William Martin
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455523720
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Originally brought to America's shores by the Mayflower, two families unearth their family skeletons--which have lain buried in Cape history for more than 200 years.

The Leaders We Need

Author: Michael Maccoby
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422101665
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A leader is someone people follow. But why do people follow? Books abound on leaders, but much less is known about followers. In The Leaders We Need, Maccoby steps into this yawning gap in the literature. This insightful book shows that followers have their own powerful motivations to follow. Many relate to their leader as to some important person from the past—a parent, a sibling, a close friend. With major shifts in family structure and other social changes (especially transformations in technology and work life), these “transferences” have grown complex—making leaders’ work more challenging. The key for modern-day leaders? Being sensitive to how a group’s collective psychology and social context shape its leadership needs. For example, factory workers in a large city during a period of relative calm would need very different leaders than people working in a star management consultancy during a time of stiffening competition. The author outlines the profound shift from a more bureaucratic society and leadership model to an interactive, collaborative one—and provides crucial advice on how to become a “leader we need.” Offering provocative psychological insight and thoughtful analysis of social and cultural changes, this book examines leadership through an entirely new lens.

The Magic of Conflict

Author: Thomas F. Crum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684854481
Format: PDF, ePub
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This set of simple techniques, including meditation, breathing exercises, openness, and play--Aiki--leads gently to a reordered state of mind. From overcoming apathy to understanding how conflict doesn't have to mean contest, Aiki turns mind-body integration principles into powerful tools.

The Power of Positive Confrontation

Author: Barbara Pachter
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738217603
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When slighted, misunderstood, cut in front of, annoyed, taken advantage of, or treated rudely, most people avoid their bosses, ignore coworkers, change hairdressers, complain to friends, pound their fists, or rant on social media. They often miss the most positive, effective alternative of all: confronting positively. Now, for everyone who was never taught or never realized that between "bully" and "wimp" is a range of behavior that is positive, dignified, and effective for dealing with life's bothersome situations, there is The Power of Positive Confrontation. This book teaches you the vital skills you need to confront others, communicate effectively, and live a more conflict-free life. In this updated edition, communications expert Barbara Pachter shares a practical, step-by-step guide to tackling conflicts in any situation, including a new section on navigating sticky situations online. The Power of Positive Confrontation reveals: The consequences of not confronting or of confronting negatively How to accurately assess what is bothering you and why Three essential steps of polite and powerful confrontation Vital verbal and nonverbal skills that make or break communication, including common language pitfalls Strategies for assertive communication, whether face to face, in writing, by phone, or online

How to Have a Good Day

Author: Caroline Webb
Publisher: Broadway Business
ISBN: 0553419633
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"In How to Have a Good Day, Caroline Webb, business consultant and former partner at powerhouse McKinsey and Co., brings together the findings on behavioral economics and neuroscience--subjects that have led to dozens of bestselling books over the last decade--to show us how we can use these revolutionary new findings to improve how we work. Organized around seven factors that determine whether we have a good day at work, Webb offers us specific tools that we can use based on what we now know about how our brains work, and she shows us how we can incorporate them into our conversations, meetings, and projects in a way that will increase productivity, confidence, and enjoyment"--

Bringing Respect Back

Author: Don Olund
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494286316
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This is a book about how to improve relationships by showing respect. It helps the reader learn how to communicate effectively, resolve conflict, and establish healthy boundaries. Chapters address self-respect, bringing respect back into marriage relationships, parents and kids, siblings, workplace and society. The concepts in the book help couples, parents, teenagers, and people in carers. How do people get along in your family? Generally speaking, are they nice to one another? Or do they tend to fight a lot? Are you tired of heated arguments that never get resolved? Does every conversation have to be a contest of wills? Do you feel like the people you care about don't care about you? Have you felt like you are in a one-sided relationship? If your answers to these questions indicate relationship problems then you are not alone. Families today are struggling to get along. Conflict is on the rise, while connection declining. A fundamental element is missing in relationships today. Respect. It's missing at home and in the workplace. Respect is hard to find in society. It appears our culture has lost respect for respect. This book is about bringing respect back where it matters: within ourselves and in our most significant relationships. Learn how to communicate without conflict getting out of control. Find new ways to interact that promotes mutual respect and reciprocity. You will learn about two dances: The Dance of Disrespect and the Dance of Respect. One is popular in our culture. It causes conflict and distance. The other is a classical dance that promotes kindness and closeness. Ten Things You Will Learn Key elements that establish a respectful relationship A proper sequence to effective communication How to manage your emotional intensity The role self-respect plays in getting respect from others How to establish a respectful dialog with your spouse/partner Tools to help you bring conflict to a respectful resolution Tips on how to disarm a conflict before it explodes into a heated argument Principles and strategies of Influential Parenting How to give and receive respect in the workplace What to do with people you care about who don't show you respect