The 3rd Alternative

The 3rd Alternative

Solving Life's Most Difficult Problems

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Outlines a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving that draws on the techniques of thinkers from a broad range of disciplines to explain how to incorporate diverse viewpoints for win-win solutions.

Baker
& Taylor

The influential author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People outlines a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving that draws on the techniques of thinkers from a broad range of disciplines to explain how to incorporate diverse viewpoints for win-win solutions. 15,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
From the multimillion-copy bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, hailed as the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century, The 3rd Alternative introduces a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving.

There are many methods of “conflict resolution,” but most involve compromise, a low-level accommodation that stops the fight without breaking through to new and innovative results. The 3rd Alternative introduces a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving, transcending traditional solutions to conflict by forging a path toward a third option. A third alternative moves beyond your way or my way to a higher and better way—one that allows both parties to emerge from debate or even heated conflict in a far better place than either had envisioned. With the third alternative, nobody has to give up anything, and everyone wins.

Through key examples and stories from his work as a consultant, Covey demonstrates the power of 3rd Alternative thinking. His wide-ranging examples include a Canadian metropolitan police force that transformed a crime-plagued community; a judge who brought a quick, peaceful end to one of the biggest environmental lawsuits in American history without setting foot in a courtroom; the principal of a high school for children of migrant workers who raised their graduation rate from 30 percent to 90 percent; a handful of little-known people who are quietly finding new ways to bring peace to the Middle East; and many others. These various groups and individuals offer living examples of how to create new and better results instead of escalating conflict, as well as how to build strong relationships based on an attitude of winning together.

Beyond conflict and compromise, The 3rd Alternative unveils a radical, creative new way of thinking.

Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2011
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451626261
Branch Call Number: 158 COV
Characteristics: 456 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: England, Breck
Alternative Title: Third alternative

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GummiGirl
Mar 24, 2012

Somewhat repetitive, but with useful advice. It assumes the reader is familiar with the author's earlier work, particularly "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People."

debwalker Oct 03, 2011

New methods of conflict resolution.

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