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William Ury, co-author of the classic best seller on negotiation Getting to Yes, has taught tens of thousands of people from all walks of life - managers, salespeople, students, parents, lawyers, and diplomats - how to become better negotiators. Over the years, Ury has discovered that the greatest obstacle to successful agreements and satisfying relationships is not the other side, as difficult as they can be. The biggest obstacle is actually ourselves - our natural tendency to react in ways that do not serve our true interests.
But this obstacle can also become our biggest opportunity, Ury argues. If we learn to understand and influence ourselves first, we lay the groundwork for understanding and influencing others. In this indispensable prequel to Getting to Yes, Ury draws deeply on his personal and professional experience negotiating conflicts around the world to present a practical method to help you get to yes with yourself first, dramatically improving your ability to get to yes with others.
Extraordinarily useful and elegantly simple, Getting to Yes with Yourself is an essential guide to achieving the inner satisfaction that will, in turn, make your life better, your relationships healthier, your family happier, your work more productive, and the world around you more peaceful.
©2015 William Ury (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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3 out of 5 stars
By BryinSiam on 02-01-15

So true

A necessary corrective in the series. The first step in conflict resolution cum management is dealing with ourselves so we have that much more awareness of the needs of others.

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5 out of 5 stars
By CHAYA MUSHKA DAVEY on 02-01-15

Tools to no longer my worst enemy!

The author gives many examples of how becoming my own best friend is the best and only way to find/follow my purpose and give to others. It's the old airplane instructions of "put your own oxygen mask on first before you go to help another".
If you are wallowing in self pity/shame and/or resistant to see your part in your life issues (all my fault vs nothing is my fault)- listen to this book and learn that those feelings and paradigms are ineffective at bringing us to what we truly want- safety and connection.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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