Conflict Management Strategies and Skills for the Individual
- Tricia S. Jones - Temple University, USA
- Ross Brinkert - The Pennsylvania State University, Abington College
Counselling and Psychotherapy (General) | Leadership | Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Rooted in research and theory, the text is organized into three sections, Introducing Conflict Coaching, Conducting Conflict Coaching, and Integrating Conflict Coaching, and offers a practical model for coaching. It is a useful volume for students and practicioners in a range of academic disciplines including communication, business, education, law, psychology, sociology, and social work.
"In Conflict Coaching, Tricia S. Jones and Ross Brinkert have made a timely contribution to the advancement of the field of conflict analysis and dispute resolution. They simultaneously present a clear vision of the role of a conflict coach as well as a persuasive argument for a new and expanded mind set on who it is we say we are and what it is we say we do. The book makes credible arguments about the need for the conflict coach and then clearly blows open a much needed area of practice that has been unnecessarily restrained by outdated and untestable notions. The authors accomplish this by combining first rate scholarship with an easy to read guide on the practice of conflict coaching to create an evolutionary path within the field. From this book expect to see a flurry of other scholars and practitioners follow their lead in both print and practice."
—Brian Polkinghorn, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Director
Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution
Wilson Elkins Professor, University System of Maryland
Executive Director, Center for Conflict Resolution, Salisbury University
"Conflict Coaching is a book that should be in every corporate library and in every chief human resource officer’s desk so others can see it! Moreover, this book should be provided for every young, high-potential corporate manager and be required reading in business school executive education programs."
"Jones and Brinkert offer example case studies illustrating the subject of each chapter, scholarly research throughout, a wonderfully approachable text and a companion CD of tools that makes a perfect addition to any Ombudsperson’s library. Not only is this a terrific resource for us LTCOs, but also for Organizational Ombuds and other ADR professionals and practitioners seeking to clarify the whats and hows of empowering those we serve to better respond to the conflicts they face."
Very good resource of information and easy to read
This book was a helpful addition to the seminar I taught this past semester on interpersonal conflict. The book itself is well structured and the included teaching material was a great help when we were dealing with conflict resolution strategies and applied approaches.
I like the coaching approach. However, the topics and format are so different for my current text, that I'm unsure of how to transition in to using even portions of this text. I may still try to incorporate it next year.
Used for resources; may consider if I create an honors course on this topic.
There aren't many alternatives available when one party does not want to go to mediation, but conflict coaching provides one.
The introduction provides a clear context and rationale for for its use although the recommended model perhaps lacks the elegant simplicity of some of its forerunners.
When you get to the specific stages of the model, the description is clear, comprehensive, and grounded in theory.
The case study approach detailing client / coach interaction are good at each stage, but only a selection of examples are revisited - the others are left hanging which can be frustrating for those who want to see how the issue is resolved.
It is interesting to see a book that goes beyond the theory and practice to evaluation and ultimately, development of the approach as a whole.
It is very useful and very practical
Great book but really focused more on business than on other types of coaching.