Best Reference Books – Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Conflict Resolution and Negotiation subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Conflict Resolution and Negotiation along with reviews.

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1. “HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict (HBR Guide Series)” by Amy Gallo

”HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict (HBR Guide Series)” Book review:- The book provides readers with different types of conflicts that occur in the work environment. It shows how to manage them, and how they can be resolved. The book darts with Introduction A practical plan for Dealing with conflicts. It has three sections.First section is about Preparing for a conflict before it happens. Second section deals with managing a conflict. Third section is about resolving a conflict. It gives a practical framework in dealing with conflicts.The HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

2. “Negotiating the Nonnegotiable” by Daniel Shapiro

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“Negotiating the Nonnegotiable” Book Review: In this book Author, Daniel Shapiroto conflict resolution expert is conveying to the readers that the forces that drive people into conflict are invisible.Readers will get the answers to the questions like “So what’s the solution? How can you re- solve emotionally charged conflicts?” In this book Negotiating the Nonnegotiable, Daniel Shapiro aims to provide readers with the necessary tools and methods to help bridge even toughest conflicts. The contents in this book are:- Our Identity Makes it Difficult to Make Resolutions, Understanding Our Core Identity and Relational Identity, A Threat to Our Identity Triggers The Tribes Effect, Resisting the Lure of the Tribes Effect, Taboos Are a Source of Conflict but Can Be Overcome Using the Necessary Steps, Your Mythos of Identity, Emotional Pain Can Be Resolved Through Three-Step Process, Reconfigure Your Relationship Using the SAS System.

3. “Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most” by Roger Fisher and Douglas Stone

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most” by Roger Fisher and Douglas Stone” Book Review: It gives you a great framework for thinking through why people have communication issues – whether in personal or professional relationships.The contents include:- The Problem-Sort Out the Three Conversations, Shift to a Learning Stance, Create a Learning Conversation, Ten Questions People Ask About, How does this work with someone who has all, If I’m the boss parent why can’t I just fell, What about conversations that are not face to face?, A Road Map to Difficult Conversations, Notes on Some Relevant Organizations. In this book readers will be able to step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success.

4. “Negotiating the Impossible: How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts” by Malhotra

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“Negotiating the Impossible: How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts” Book Review: This book gives readers insight that there is more to negotiation than money. There are 3 parts in this book- The Power of Framing, The power of Process and The power of Empathy. The book is designed in such a manner that the reader can get to know that the object of negotiation is to engage with other human beings in a way that leads to better understanding and agreements.The lessons in this book are brought to life through stories of people who managed to negotiate from history, business, sports or popular culture.

5. “Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate” by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro

“Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate” Book Review: The book provides practical and powerful advice for negotiations of all whether personal or professional. The book uses real life examples to follow an effective framework for understanding, acknowledging, and harnessing emotions to successfully negotiate.The contents in this book are – The Big Picture( Address the concern, Not the emotion), Take the initiative (Express Appreciation, Build Affiliation, Choose a fulfilling Role), Some Additional Advice( on strong negative emotion, on being prepared), Conclusion, Matter. This book gives the reader the whole picture on how to negotiate with others and how to deal with these emotions, the book provides a solution for this problem.

6. “Negotiating for Success: Essential Strategies and Skills” by George Siedel

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“Negotiating for Success: Essential Strategies and Skills” Book Review: The book has concepts of negotiation skills which have a direct approach which gives an easy-to-read sensation to the book. Being a business/management book it also has a great combination of theoretical and practical knowledge. The concepts of this books are Prepare to negotiate (Decide whether to negotiate, determine the type of negotiation, Conduct a negotiation analysis, Decide how to answer ethical questions), Use key Strategies and Tactics during Negotiation, Close your Negotiation with a binding Contract, Complete your endgame(Perform and evaluate your assessment). When the reader completes the book he will be able to understand :- Complete negotiation analysis.

7. “Turning Points in Environmental Negotiation: Exploring Conflict Resolution Dynamics in Domestic and International Cases” by William E Hall

“Turning Points in Environmental Negotiation: Exploring Conflict Resolution Dynamics in Domestic and International Cases” by William E Hall” Book Review: This book gives the reader to study the comparison between typical patterns of process change in a set of domestic and international environmental snd offers potential implications for future and recommendations for practice. The contents in this book include- Process, roles, and case-related factors in domestic environmental negotiations, Turning points in environmental negotiation: A framework for analysis, Twenty-nine domestic environmental negotiation cases, Precipitants, turning points, and consequences: Identifying turning point sequences within the cases, Comparing process dynamics, roles, and case-related factors in domestic environmental negotiations, Comparing the process dynamics of domestic and international environmental negotiations, Lessons learned for environmental negotiation theory and practice and recommendations for further inquiry.

8. “Essentials of Negotiation” by Roy J Lewicki and Bruce Barry

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“Essentials of Negotiation” Book Review: The book provides the reader with the core concepts of psychology of bargaining and negotiation in a clear manner. The book covers topics like -The Nature of Negotiation, Strategy and Tactics of Distributive Bargaining, Strategy and Tactics of Integrative Negotiation, Negotiation: Strategy and Planning, Ethics in Negotiation, Perception, Cognition, and Emotion, Communication, Finding and Using Negotiation Power, Relationships in Negotiation, Multiple Parties, Groups, and Teams in Negotiation, International and Cross-Cultural Negotiation, Best Practices in Negotiations.

9. “The Art of Negotiation: How to Improvise Agreement in a Chaotic World” by Michael Wheeler and Jeff Cummings

“The Art of Negotiation: How to Improvise Agreement in a Chaotic World” Book Review: This book shows how master negotiators thrive in the face of chaos and uncertainty. They don’t trap themselves with rigid plans. Instead they understand negotiation as a process of exploration that demands ongoing learning, adapting, and influencing. Their agility enables them to reach agreement when others would be stalemated. For a long time, two approaches to negotiation have prevailed: the win-win method. But in this book award-winning Harvard Business School professor Michael Wheeler has shown the readers a dynamic alternative to one-size-fits-all strategies that don’t match real world realities.

10. “How To Talk To Absolutely Anyone: Confident Communication in Every Situation” by Mark Rhodes

“How To Talk To Absolutely Anyone: Confident Communication in Every Situation” Book Review: This book provides the foundation of effective communication. This book explains various communicative techniques in an easy to understand and in ethical way. The reader can learn these 3 topics – Common Fears and Barriers about speaking to absolutely anyone, The Four stages of interaction and Making your communication even better. The reader will learn: Overcome fear of rejection, Be confident with people you don’t know, Deal with difficult situations, Get better outcomes from disputes, Communicate better to win you more business and more sales, Be more effective at networking at both business and social.

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