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Navigating Conflict: Tools for Difficult Conversations

Navigating Conflict: Tools for Difficult Conversations is perfect for readers who want positive outcomes from personal, professional, and workplace challenges.
From reading this powerful guidebook, you’ll gain:
1. A step-by-step roadmap for handling conflict and tough and touchy situations
2. Strategies for effectively handling yourself under fire
3. Tools for dealing with toxic individuals, personality conflicts, office politics, and problematic family situations
4. Field-tested skills, strategies, tools. and tactics for every type of conflict
5. Assessment inventories and action steps they can use to assess and perfect their skills
Readers will find engrossing real-life stories; skills, strategies, and tactics they can immediately use, and will walk away knowing exactly how to achieve the results they want regardless of the other person’s skills or behavior.

Reviews of Navigating Conflict: Tools for Difficult Conversations by Lynne Curry

How I wish I had the opportunity to read Dr. Lynne Curry’s most recent book, Navigating Conflict: Tools for Difficult Conversations a few months ago! Over the past months, I’ve voyaged through numerous large and small conflicts. There is no doubt that Curry’s sage advice and guidance helped me maintain a steady course during those challenging times. I’m certain some of the conflicts I encountered would not have been resolved without her help and valuable insights. Curry’s newest book is a field guide to identify those uncomfortable situations where one may fall short in personal confidence or past experiences to deal with conflict. She pulls back the curtain of self-doubt to show you relatable strategies to positively overcome and resolve those uncomfortable encounters . As an added bonus, you find your confidence and strategic thinking strengthening. Curry has done a splendid job of drawing upon her decades of experience to help you address and resolve conflict. I have learned many lessons from Curry, and this is another of her superb writings that will become a go-to textbook.
Dr. James Powell
President, Clearwater Marine Aquarium
No one understands how to handle and manage conflict like Lynne Curry, and no one writes about it better. If you ever have to deal with conflict (and you will), Curry’s book helps you identify and improve how you handle conflict. This is a must read.
Sean Eichrodt
Securities and Investigations Management, The GEO Group
When I read the 1st page of this book, I knew it would be my “Bible” when “Navigating Conflict” in our organization. I immediately was able to equate “On the Ground Situations” I had experienced over the past 30+ years of Managing people with the examples Curry presented. I quickly grabbed my highlighter and started madly highlighting key areas of interest. This is not just a book to read but a book to have at arm’s length as a reference when you know you’re about to enter in a situation that may be confrontational. Use the book as a guide and it will make your organization more productive and give you a “peace of mind” when you leave work each day.
Joel Klessens
President, Alaska Mill and Feed
Lynne Curry’s new book, Navigating Conflict: Tools for Difficult Conversations, is a gem. Filled with effective and practical advice for touchy and tricky situations, this book is a must for anyone wanting to tool up and become more effective communicators both personally and professionally. Curry’s writing is both engaging and empowering. Curry has a knack for connecting with the reader and taking us on a journey through her powerful storytelling that weaves in simple solutions for difficult situations. I will be adding this book to my permanent library along with her equally seminal book, Beating the Workplace Bully.”
Jessie Sutherland
Author of Worldview Skills: Transforming Conflict from the Inside Out and Director of Intercultural Strategies and TEDx Speaker
Navigating Conflict: Tools for Difficult Conversations is a must-read for anyone in a leadership role. The story-based format is founded on real-life examples and draws from Lynne Curry’s four decades of experience. I found myself shaking my head in agreement and relating to similar situations I had experienced and wished I had had the information in this book to help navigate those past conflicts. Dr. Curry actively engages the reader each step of the way by asking probing questions and providing exercises that the reader can immediately use at home or in the workplace. In addition, Dr. Curry conveys to the reader complex concepts with ease, such as building the necessary skills needed when being faced with criticism challenges. From just the first few pages, I had already started building my toolkit.
Lisa Oliver
Chief Operating Officer, Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Dr. Lynne Curry has been an invaluable resource throughout my career. She combines empathy and a no-nonsense solution-oriented approach to business and interpersonal development. Her writings incorporate the experiences from her distinguished career giving the reader insight into specific and very real situations. Unlike many management self-help writers Curry delivers each lesson in three distinct touch points including a brief interactive section. I can’t emphasize how critical that is for retention and implementation in the real world. Navigating Conflict: Tools for Difficult Conversations is a must read for anyone for anyone looking for advise on tackling the tough situations and conversations the hit us in both the management world and our personal lives.
Jed Shandy
Vice President Davis Constructors and Engineers
Dr. Lynne Curry has done it again! For the past 25 years, my teams and I have been the recipient of Curry’s practical approach to unlocking the potential of our workforce and understanding our team’s interpersonal dynamics. I have personally learned and developed so many life skills from Curry’s instruction, coaching, and mentoring. Her new book, Navigating Conflict, is not just a “must read” but a resource that you will want to keep handy for frequent reference. You will find a concentration of pragmatic, yet idealistic, tools and approaches to recognizing, understanding, and responding to conflict in the workplace and beyond. This book will help you develop self-awareness in a way that has you stand up for yourself candidly and professionally while understanding what it is like being on the other side of you. It will concomitantly increase your awareness of others in an empathic way that prefers to call others “up” and not “out.” This best-of-breed concentration of conflict tools accompanied by Curry’s real-life application, experience, and lessons learned will become my new go-to for both personal and team development and improvement. You’ll want to get your copy and start augmenting your conflict management skills as well as those of the teams you lead and/or participate in.
Jim Bates
President & CEO of BIG-Business Improvement Group, Inc.
Navigating Conflict: Tools for Difficult Conversations is a book I wish I would have had at the beginning of my management career. Dr. Curry uses her vast experience and real-life examples to succinctly describe how tough issues can be managed appropriately. Curry’s practical and understandable strategies show the reader how manage issues head-on while still considering other's points of view and our own biases. This book has already helped me recognize how I can better confront conflict in a timely manner that does not sacrifice my own opinions or values. Her helpful exercises at the end of the chapters and real-life examples from her years of experience in HR consultation are engaging and helpful, like having Dr. Curry working side-by-side with us in these difficult situations. All of this information is packaged in an interesting and engaging manner. Thank you for this wonderful resource!
Debbie Davey
Director of Risk Management, Cross Road Health Ministries, Inc.
Lynne Curry has done it again! Lynne’s latest book, Navigating Conflict: Tools for Difficult Conversations is an excellent read. It is another great primer by Curry for all who read it on how to deal constructively with conflicts in all walks of life. Although Curry focuses her examples upon the work environment, her counseling on conflict resolution has universal application-be it the workplace, social interactions, or even the family. Recognizing that time is valuable, Curry has encapsulated her coaching into concise, easy to understand common sense chapters. I highly recommend Curry’s book to anyone who wants to improve their approach to dispute resolution at whatever level and situation.
William Satterberg, J.D.
Owner, Law Offices of William Satterberg, Jr.
If you are working with others, have interpersonal relationships of any kind, or are in the workforce, you want to read this book. With our world so full of conflict, from personal to political issues, Dr. Lynne Curry’s newest book will help you navigate the challenges. Navigating Conflict gives you a roadmap to success in dealing with conflict and demanding situations with employees, co-workers, and in the workplace and at home. I write this as a business leader with 35 plus years working in the resource and technology industry, government, and the nonprofit sector. I have been an avid reader of Curry’s books and have found multiple answers to concerns I experienced during my career, thanks to her insightfulness and 40-years of experience counseling clients and business leaders worldwide. I recommend buying this book for yourself and your friends who confide in you about workplace issues. You are surely to find this book full of inspiration, and insightful, creative, and thoughtful answers.
Rebecca Parker
Executive Director, Anchorage Senior Activity Center, Alaska