There are countless Conflict Management courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Conflict Management: A Practical Guide to Developing Negotiation Strategies (2006)
- Resolving Conflicts at Work: Ten Strategies for Everyone on the Job (2011)
- HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict (HBR Guide Series) (2017)
- The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict (2015)
- Conflict Management: A Communication Skills Approach (2nd Edition) (1997)
- Discover Your Conflict Management Style (1998)
- Personal Conflict Management (2017)
- Conflict Management and Dialogue in Higher Education: A Global Perspective (2nd Edition) (International Higher Education) (2017)
- International Conflict Management (2019)
- Conflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client, and Policy Disputes (2019)
- Conflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client, and Policy Disputes (The Jossey-bass Business & Management Series) (2013)
- Conflict Management Coaching: The CINERGY™ Model (2011)
- Words That Change Minds: The 14 Patterns for Mastering the Language of Influence (2019)
Well honed negotiating skills can benefit everyone both personally and professionally. This book explores how to develop critical negotiation skills using a very individual, personalized approach. It examines how personality and temperaments influence negotiation styles and techniques and provides numerous strategies proven effective with different personality types.
Resolving Conflicts at Work is a guide for preventing and resolving conflicts, miscommunications, and misunderstandings at work, including dozens of techniques for revealing how the inevitable disputes and divisions in the workplace are actually opportunities for greater creativity, productivity, enhanced morale, and personal growth.
HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict (HBR Guide Series) (2017)
While some of us enjoy a lively debate with colleagues and others prefer to suppress our feelings over disagreements, we all struggle with conflict at work. Every day we navigate an office full of competing interests, clashing personalities, limited time and resources, and fragile egos. Sure, we share the same overarching goals as our colleagues, but we don’t always agree on how to achieve them. We work differently. We rub each other the wrong way.
The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict (2015)
From the authors of Leadership and Self-Deception comes a new edition of an international bestseller that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we systematically misunderstand that cause?
Conflict Management: A Communication Skills Approach (2nd Edition) (1997)
Conflicts surround us daily; we see it between countries, cities, and even neighbors. Often over-looked, but equally important, is the conflict that arises between and among coworkers. This book has proven successful with professional audiences, offering clear, usable advice on how to manage conflicts that arise on the job and in personal relationships.
Speed B. Leas helps readers to assess their conflict response and discover options appropriate to different levels of conflict. He draws on years of experience helping conflicted congregations to provide valuable insights on the nature of conflict and its resolution, making this an excellent tool for raising self-awareness and a practical introduction to conflict management.
Personal Conflict Management (2017)
Personal Conflict Management, 2nd edition details the common causes of conflict, showcases the theories that explain why conflict happens, presents strategies for managing conflict, and invites consideration of the risks of leaving conflict unsettled. This book also explores how gender, race, culture, generation, power, emotional intelligence, and trust affect how individuals perceive conflict and choose conflict tactics.
Conflict Management and Dialogue in Higher Education: A Global Perspective (2nd Edition) (International Higher Education) (2017)
This book addresses an important topic – Conflict, mediation and dialogue. Conflicts are a part of life. Although many people assume conflicts are negative and, therefore, should be avoided, conflict is truly neutral. The engagement in conflict is what can be constructive or destructive. There are many positive outcomes experienced when a conflict is well managed, hence the critical role of this book.
International conflict has long plagued the world, and it continues to do so. With many interstate and civil disputes experiencing no third-party attempts at conflict management, how can the international community mitigate the effects of and ultimately end such violence? Why, in so many cases, are early, “golden opportunities” for conflict management missed? In this book, J.
Conflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client, and Policy Disputes provides current and future organizational leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and manage every common source of conflict faced at work. Great managers and leaders understand they must communicate effectively, lead diverse teams, provide effective feedback, meet customer expectations, attend to organizational culture, and proactively manage relationships with vendors and regulators.
Conflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client, and Policy Disputes (The Jossey-bass Business & Management Series) (2013)
“Raines masterfully blends the latest empirical research on workplace conflict with practical knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively manage and prevent a wide range of conflict episodes. This is a highly applicable ‘top shelf book’ that will assist anyone from the aspiring manager to top level management and leadership in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT COACHING: THE CINERGY™ MODEL describes a well-researched process for coaching people on a one-on-one basis, to improve their skills and abilities to manage and engage in their interpersonal disputes. This comprehensive text written by Cinnie Noble, a lawyer-mediator and certified coach, not only provides a coaching model that uniquely integrates neuroscience principles with conflict management and coaching theory and practice.
Do you work and live with people who are hard to convince? Who dismiss ideas before even thinking about them? Do you want to know how to influence people, without being manipulative? Want to find out how people get motivated, make decisions, to be more persuasive with everyone? Have you ever felt like you were talking to a wall? Well, that’s a very accurate description of what’s happening when 2 people are communicating!
Best Conflict Management Books You Should Read
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Managing Conflicts in a Globalizing ASEAN: Incompatibility Management through Good Governance
Author(s): Mikio Oishi
ID: 2472664, Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Human Trafficking in Conflict : Context, Causes and the Military
Author(s): Julia Muraszkiewicz, Toby Fenton, Hayley Watson
ID: 2878707, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Management and War: How Organisations Navigate Conflict and Build Peace
Author(s): Joanne Murphy
ID: 2889711, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.