• The Power of Conflict

  • Speak Your Mind and Get the Results You Want
  • By: Jon Taffer
  • Narrated by: Jon Taffer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Star and executive producer of the hit TV show Bar Rescue and New York Times best-selling author of Don't Bullsh*t Yourself, Jon Taffer reveals the transformational power of conflict, sharing his toolkit for arguing smarter—at home, at work, and in life.

Most people try their best to avoid conflict. Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer understands that. Conflict can have negative results. It’s easy to think that the key to a happy workplace or marriage is to avoid conflict. In reality, that’s not the case—the key is to argue smarter.

Enter the Toolkit for Getting Conflict Right. Taffer’s approach is focused on deliberate conflict—otherwise known as “conflict with a purpose.” There are selective and strategic ways to have difficult conversations, and when doing so, to stay aware of your objectives rather than escalating tension unnecessarily. As Taffer explains, “The key is to act affirmatively, constructively, and productively.” Eliminating conflict isn’t always the answer; inevitably there will be times when it will arise. Engaging in conflict can be a way to clear the air, and get to the bottom of issues that, once resolved, can strengthen friendships, ease tensions at work, and address problems before they have a chance to bubble over.

With easy-to-follow advice that shows how to best engage in constructive discourse to get the results you want, The Power of Conflict provides you with the rules to argue smarter, uphold your values, and keep the conversation real. The step-by-step guide starts with the inception of the conflict and carries through the difficult conversation’s conclusion, arming listeners with the skills and confidence to fight for their principles. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Jon Taffer (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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takes a bit to digest

this book is very good. it's like drinking out of a waterhose...so much info in such a compact amount of time. as time goes I'm sure I will digest more of what I just heard.

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It’s just a story about his shows.

John offers no real psychological solutions to handle conflict resolution. Everything is all all about his show bar rescue.

He also discusses his political views and discusses Donald Trump’s poor communication style. He makes mention where Trump resorts to name calling and yelling where if you think about it, he does the same exact thing, except on a grander scale.

This book offers absolutely no value. Save your credits for something else.

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What a great book.

Can't wait to listen to this again such a great learning tool for all professionals.

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He tries to split the baby so to speak.

Jon makes several logical and sound points about conflict. However, he tries to appeal to all sides. He is especially careful to include sections that affirm positions that if he disagreed with. He would be canceled completely from his TV and social existence. It makes the entire book hard to internalize when I know he is playing the field, and may or may not actually believe in what he wrote.

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A vehicle for self-promotion and both sides-ism.

I've never watched this guy's show before. But, since he summarizes episode after episode in this book, I don't need to.