Negotiating the Nonnegotiable How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts

Daniel Shapiro

William Ury (coauthor of Getting To Yes) calls this book a “Masterpiece—clear, insightful, and practical… Highly recommended!”

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In this landmark book, world-renowned Harvard negotiation expert Daniel Shapiro introduces a groundbreaking, step-by-step method to resolve your most difficult conflicts.

Find out how to successfully resolve your most emotionally charged conflicts. This indispensable guide reveals the five hidden emotional forces that strain your relations and block agreement: vertigo, repetition compulsion, taboos, assault on the sacred, and identity politics. The moment you feel attacked, these forces transform your conflict into an adversarial battle, turning even a straightforward disagreement into an emotional uproar. In Negotiating the Nonnegotiable, you will learn a powerful, proven approach to overcome these forces, reconcile your relations, and reach agreement in even your most challenging personal and professional disputes.

“A must-read! Dan Shapiro’s Negotiating the Nonnegotiable offers bold, practical, and uplifting advice to reduce the turmoil of conflict and foster reconciliation in your professional and personal life.”
—Michael Wheeler, Harvard Business School

“Dan Shapiro has written a book that is at once both profound and practical, heartfelt and hopeful . . . Immersion in his wisdom is a must for anyone trying to prevent or resolve conflicts.”

—Matthew Bishop, senior editor The Economist Group and Co-founder of the Social Progress Index

“Those seeking peaceful resolutions should keep this book on a bedside table.”
—David Gergen, former White House adviser; Co-director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Negotiating the Nonnegotiable Attributes

Author: Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro
Publisher: Viking, 2016