Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fielding student Tim Scudder co-authors book

Scudder, T., Patterson, M., & Mitchell, K. (2012). Have a Nice Conflict. Jossey Bass: San Francisco, CA.

HOD student Tim Scudder, along with Co-authors, Michael Patterson, EdD and Kent Mitchell, have written a novel about building relationships and managing conflict at work and at home.  Have a Nice Conflict follows the precarious quest of John Doyle as he fights to save his relationships and rescue his sinking career. Employing the research of pioneering psychologist, clinical therapist, and educator Dr. Elias H. Porter (1914 - 1987), the authors reveal a relational approach to interpersonal conflict that consistently leads to better results, stronger relationships, and a reinforced sense of self-worth for all involved.

In this book, you'll find:
- Specific techniques and a practical approach to preventing and managing conflicts.
- A relational approach to conflict that gets tangible results while enhancing your relationships.
- Ways to identify conflict triggers in ourselves and others.
- The Five Keys to Having a Nice Conflict]
- An engaging story you won't be able to put down

Here's what the critics and reviewers have said:

"With a powerful message that's certain to improve your relationships at work and at home, Have a Nice Conflict is not only a wonderfully fun read, it's also a solidly credible one. Read, learn, and enjoy." -Jim Kouzes, coauthor, The Leadership Challenge and Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

"I absolutely cannot say enough nice things about this book! Have a Nice Conflict is a wonderfully informative book about an all-important topic: how to resolve conflict in the most balanced way and in a way that won't turn us into victims." -BlogCritics.org

"Have a Nice Conflict does a superb job of distilling key personnel concepts into a succinct format that will be of great benefit to managers and employees alike. This narrative volume presents the enduring management principles of psychologist Elias Porter in an eminently sensible and approachable way. The authors use a case example to illuminate fundamental concepts in a manner that is both compelling and readable. A definite addition to the personnel management bookshelf." -Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP, Dean, California School of Professional Psychology

"With Have a Nice Conflict, the authors have captured the music and drama--and sometimes humor of real-time conflict as well as a road map for how to manage and avoid the conflicts we find ourselves in everyday." -Hile Rutledge, Chief Executive Officer and Owner of OKA (Otto Kroeger Associates) and author of Type Talk At Work, The MBTI Introduction Workbook and Reversing Forward

"A must read for anyone who wants to master the crucial skill of preventing and navigating conflict." -Joseph Grenny, New York Times bestselling co-author of Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High

"A great introduction to knowing yourself and collaborating effectively with others. It's also a good read; you won't be able to put it down." -Michael Maccoby, PhD, author of The Leaders We Need, and What Makes Us Follow

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