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Getting Together: Building Relationships as We Negotiateby Roger Fisher
Synopses & Reviews
There is a vast readership awaiting How to Negotiate with Kids. It addresses one of today's top parenting concerns: how to deal with a child who disagrees, how to avoid being either an ogre or a pushover, and--most of all--how to handle conflicts in ways that build lasting relationships with children. Personal anecdotes, stories from Brown's workshop families, and sample dialogues of "right" and "wrong" approaches make How to Negotiate with Kids an essential tool for parents who want to reduce conflict and strengthen their families in ways that will protect their children's emotional health.
Expanding on the principles, insights, and wisdom that made Getting to Yes a worldwide bestseller, Roger Fisher and Scott Brown offer a straightforward approach to creating relationships that can deal with difficulties as they arise. Getting Together takes you step-by-step through initiating, negotiating, and sustaining enduring relationships — in business, in government, between friends, and in the family.
As a sequel and complement to Getting to Yes, Fisher offers a practical, straightforward approach to the long-range problem of sustaining relationships that can deal with difficulties as they arise.
About the Author
Roger Fisher is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law Emeritus, Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project, and the founder of two consulting organizations devoted to strategic advice and negotiation training.
Scott Brown is a negotiation expert and father of four children. After helping to launch the Harvard Negotiation Project, he spent ten years teaching, writing, and speaking about managing conflict and established the nonprofit Conflict Management Group to advise governments and nongovernment organizations on public conflicts worldwide.
Table of Contents
Getting Together Acknowledgements
I. An Overview
1. The Goal: A relationship that can deal well with differences
2. First Step: Disentangle relationship issues from substantive ones
3. A Strategy: Be Unconditionally contructive
II. Basic Elements of a Working Releationship
4. Rationality: Balance emotions with reason
5. Understanding: Learn how they see things
6. Communication: Always consult before deciding--and listen
7. Reliability: Be wholly trustworthy, but not wholly trusting
8. Persuation, Not Coercion: Negotiate side by side
9. Acceptance: Deal seriously with those with whom we differ
III. The Elements as Parts of a Whole
10. Congruence: Put it all together so that it fits
A Note on "tit-for-tat"
Analytical Table of Contents
Table of Charts
A Note on the Harvard Negotiation Project
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