Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict

Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict Review

The desire for dignity is universal and powerful. It is a motivating force behind all human interaction—in families, in communities, in the business world, and in relationships at the international level. When dignity is violated, the response is likely to involve aggression, even violence, hatred, and vengeance. On the other hand, when people treat one another with dignity, they become more connected and are able to create more meaningful relationships. Surprisingly, most people have little understanding of dignity, observes Donna Hicks in this important book. She examines the reasons for this gap and offers a new set of strategies for becoming aware of dignity's vital role in our lives and learning to put dignity into practice in everyday life.

Drawing on her extensive experience in international conflict resolution and on insights from evolutionary biology, psychology, and neuroscience, the author explains what the elements of dignity are, how to recognize dignity violations, how to respond when we are not treated with dignity, how dignity can restore a broken relationship, why leaders must understand the concept of dignity, and more. Hicks shows that by choosing dignity as a way of life, we open the way to greater peace within ourselves and to a safer and more humane world for all.

Title:Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict
Edition Language:English

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  • Tina Panik

    Required reading for anyone who encounters a fellow human throughout the course of their day. Includes practical tips for conflict, difficult conversations, and repairing personal pain, making this a ...

  • MadProfessah

    The author’s argument depends a fair amount on the disputed ideology of evolutionary psychology. However, the book still provides a large number of relatable scenarios in which people are interactin...

  • Terry

    I like this book so much that I've given away several copies to friends and recommended it to everyone I've talked with, including the entire management team in my office. Donna Hicks takes concepts o...

  • Danita

    Donna Hicks has hit upon a really useful and effective way of framing conflict and explaining why people are sometimes willing to literally put their lives on the line when they react to a seemingly i...

  • cheeseblab

    This is another quick read that I chose to elongate as looterature. Everyone at the Press was invited to take a copy of the bound proof, which is sort of a paperback edition with the typos still in it...

  • Teri Peterson

    Everyone in the whole world needs to read this book. Ignore the subtitle (if you are one for whom the word "conflict" has really specific meaning). This is a book about life and relationships...about ...

  • Karen

    Hard to write a review on a book that is deeply about how we interact with our fellow humans. A lot to think about in multiple contexts. I’d use this book as a reference, going back from time to tim...

  • Antonella

    Even though the author's main idea is good, I couldn't help to feel it became less interesting the more I read. There was a point in the book that I force myself to continue reading it, so instead, I ...

  • Aubrey Eicher

    Never have I heard such a thorough dissection and practical implementation of this topic. I've read lots of books on practical application of social skills, but never one that does as in depth/deep as...

  • Sridharan

    A must read for relationship lovers.Must read by everybody. I learnt what dignity means and how to honor it. I am applying in my family relationships and i found it works well. In this world of impati...