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Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate List

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Conflict Resolution books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition (2011)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate List“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.” “The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.” The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to: Prepare for…
Author(s): Kerry Patterson , Joseph Grenny , et al.

2. The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict (2015)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate List  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? And what if, as a result, we unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?   This book unfolds as a story. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of the other’s…
Author(s): The Arbinger Institute

3. Changing the Conversation: The 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution (2015)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate ListFrom Joost Elffers, the packaging genius behind the huge New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, and The Art of Seduction, comes this invaluable manual that teaches seventeen fundamentals for turning any conflict into an opportunity for growth. Beautifully packaged in a graphic, two-color format, Changing the Conversation is written by conflict expert Dana Caspersen and is filled with real-life examples, spot-on advice, and easy-to-grasp exercises that demonstrate transformative ways to break out of destructive patterns, to create useful dialogue in difficult situations,…
Author(s): Dana Caspersen, Joost Elffers

4. Resolving Conflicts at Work: Ten Strategies for Everyone on the Job (2011)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate ListResolving 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. In the third edition of this text, all chapters are completely infused with additional content, updated examples, and new case studies. Like its predecessors, it identifies core strategies for preventing and resolving both intermittent and chronic conflicts in the workplace. In addition, the…
Author(s): Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith

5. The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration (Big Book Series) (2010)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate ListMake workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas―before they…
Author(s): Mary Scannell

6. Contemporary Conflict Resolution (2016)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate ListSince the end of the Cold War, conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding have risen to the top of the international agenda. The fourth edition of this hugely popular text explains the key concepts, charts the development of the field, evaluates successes and failures, and assesses the main current challenges and debates in the second decade of the twenty-first century. In response to ongoing changes in the dynamics of global conflict, including the events and consequences of the Arab revolutions, the rise of the self-styled ‘Islamic State’, the conflict in Ukraine, and the continued evolution of conflict…
Author(s): Oliver Ramsbotham, Tom Woodhouse, et al.

7. Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems (2017)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate ListA musical, magical, resilient volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States.In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout. Lost ancestors are recalled. Resilient songs are born, even as they grieve the loss of their country. Called a…
Author(s): Joy Harjo

8. The Keys to Conflict Resolution 2 Ed: Proven Methods of Resolving Disputes Voluntarily (2001)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate ListYour recently viewed items and featured recommendations › View or edit your browsing history After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. #15,947,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #197733 in Deals in Books #17087 in Decision-Making & Problem Solving Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Theodore W. Kheel, William L. Lurie

9. Conflict Resolution (2001)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate ListSuccessful management depends on the ability to quickly and effectively manage conflicts. Conflict Resolution includes hands-on information for effectively communicating with employees, disciplining and even terminating employees, understanding and using organizational politics, and more. #104,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #81 in Business Communication #81 in Human Resources (Books) #40 in Business Operations Research (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Daniel Dana

10. Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (2013)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate List“Wonderfully engaging, perceptive, and wise.”—William L. Ury, co-author of Getting to YesConflict is going to be part of your life—as long as you have relationships, hold down a job, or have dry cleaning to be picked up. Bracing yourself against it won’t make it go away, but if you approach it consciously, you can navigate it in a way that not only honors everyone involved but makes it a source of deep insight as well. Seasoned mediator Diane Hamilton provides the skill set you need to engage conflict with wisdom and compassion, and…
Author(s): Diane Musho Hamilton

11. Conflict Resolution, Grades 6-8 (Conflict Resolution (Didax)) (2004)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate ListThe activities in this new three-book series teach children of all ages to identify and resolve conflict. Each 80 page book includes teacher’s notes, reproducible activity sheets and a peer mediation form. Covers: Prejudice, What makes you angry?, Empathy, Conflict role plays, Brainstorming, and Peer mediation. #3,126,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #46473 in Education Theory (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Didax

12. The Keys to Conflict Resolution: Proven Methods for Resolving Disputes Voluntarily (2001)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate ListWhat do the NFL, the A.F.L.-C.I.O., and the U.S. government have in common? All have been clients of Theodore Kheel. Here, the master mediator describes the ten commandments for negotiators and shows how applying a soft touch produces results in any situation. #3,185,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #570 in Arbitration, Negotiation & Mediation (Books) #6167 in Business Decision Making #2156 in Business Negotiating (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Theodore W. Kheel, William L. Lurie

13. Conflict and Resolution (Aspen College) (2007)

Best Conflict Resolution Books: The Ultimate List<p> <b>Conflict and Resolution, Second Edition</b>, provides students with a working knowledge of the major forms of dispute resolution. Through the use of hands-on exercises and role-playing scenarios, theory is put into practice allowing students to translate lessons learned into true to life situations. </p> <p> <b>This newly revised text offers the following:</b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>provides an overview of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration</b> in a short, accessible book </li> <li>…
Author(s): Barbara A. Nagle Lechman

Books shelved as conflict-resolution: Enemy Pie by Derek Munson, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Getting to Y 2. The Dance of Opposites: Explorations in Mediation, Dialogue and Conflict Resolution Systems Design. This outstanding book by Ken Cloke explores a new vision for conflict resolution, a conflict revolution that analyzes the use of language in conflict, the narrative structure of conflict stories, and how the brain responds to conflict. We had a lot of fun creating this reading list of conflict resolution books for our amazing readers at Everyday Power Blog. Reading these type of books is imperative being the society we live in. Where you tend to have people from all backgrounds, cultures, economic levels, with different personalities, upbringings, you want to discover ways to Conflicts, disagreements and tensions affect all children during their lifetime. As adults, we need to encourage conflict resolution through communication, compromise, harmony, collaboration and forgiveness. Picture books are perfect conversation starters and those in the conflict book list below are no exception. They cover war, peace Some scholars and practitioners propose the use of conflict transformation as an alternative to conflict resolution or conflict management, suggesting that the destructive effects of a conflict can be transformed to the result that self-conceptions, relationships and social structures benefit rather than suffer from the conflict.

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some conflict resolution books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice

Author(s): Peter T. Coleman (Ed.), Morton Deutsch (Ed.), Eric C. Marcus (Ed.)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Year: 28 feb 2014, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2343535

Palestine - Peace by Piece: Transformative Conflict Resolution for Land and Trans-boundary Water Resources

Author(s): Ahmed Abukhater
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354341

Believers, Skeptics, and Failure in Conflict Resolution

Author(s): Ian S. Spears
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407545

Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution

Author(s): Martin Leiner, Christine Schliesser (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2152818

The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements

Author(s): Lester R. Kurtz and Lee A. Smithey (eds.)
Publisher: Syracuse University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2234112

Cultural Encounters and Emergent Practices in Conflict Resolution Capacity-Building

Author(s): Tamra Pearson d'Estrée, Ruth J. Parsons
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2249982

Conflict Resolution Using the Graph Model: Strategic Interactions in Competition and Cooperation

Author(s): Haiyan Xu, Keith W. Hipel, D. Marc Kilgour, Liping Fang
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251076

The Second Congo War: Though the Lens of Conflict Resolution Models and Frameworks

Author(s): Afnan Hossain
Publisher: Dhaka University, Year: 2018, Size: 294 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2265669

The 1624 Tumult of Mexico in perspective (c. 1620-1650) : authority and conflict resolution in the Iberian Atlantic

Author(s): Ballone, Angela
Publisher: Brill., Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2366410

Assembling Exclusive Expertise: Knowledge, Ignorance and Conflict Resolution in the Global South

Author(s): Anna Leander; OLE Waever
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2367992

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted 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 books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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