Books

Our ADR Times’ Recommended Reading list is our top picks of the best in learning dispute resolution and the mindset it takes to become a better negotiator, mediator, or arbitrator… We hope you enjoy exploring the list.

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It

By Chris Voss

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Appellate Mediation: A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators

By Brendon Ishikawa, Dana CurtisAvailable Here >>

Beyond Smart, Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

By Ronda Muir

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Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate

By Daniel Bowling and David Hoffman

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Flow the Psychology of Optimal Experience

By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas TalebAvailable Here >>

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

By Charles Duhigg

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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

By Robert B. Cialdini

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Bringing Peace Into the Room: How the Personal Qualities of the Mediator Impact the Process of Conflict Resolution From Brand

By Daniel Bowling and David Hoffman

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Difficult Conversations

By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Shiela HeenAvailable Here >>

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

By Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, Bruce Patton​

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The Road Less Stupid

By Keith J. Cunningham​

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Getting Past No: Negotiating with Difficult People

By William Ury

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Inside Out: How Conflict Professionals Can Use Self-Reflection to Help Their Clients

By Gary FriedmanAvailable Here >>

Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution

By Kenneth Cloke​

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Mediation Ethics: Cases and Commentaries

By Ellen Waldman

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How to Win Friends & Influence People

By Dale Carnegie

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The 48 Laws of Power

By Robert GreeneAvailable Here >>

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

By Simon Sinek​

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

By Lori Gottlieb

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Memory and Emotion (Series in Affective Science)

By Daniel Reisberg and Paula Hertel

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Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond

By Deepak Malhotra and Max BazermanAvailable Here >>

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

By Marshall B. Rosenberg PhD​

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On Apology

By Aaron Lazare

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On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss

By Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, David Kessler

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Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation and Decision Making

By Jennifer K. Robbennolt, Jean R. SternlightAvailable Here >>

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

By Sherry Turkle​

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Resolving Disputes: Theory, Practice and Law, Second Edition

By Jay Folberg, Dwight Golann, Thomas J. Stipanowich, Lisa A. Kloppenberg

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Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work

By Deborah Tannen

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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know

By Malcomb GladwellAvailable Here >>

That’s Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships

By Deborah Tannen​

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The Compassionate Brain: How Empathy Creates Intelligence

By Gerald Hüther

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The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live–and How You Can Change Them

By Richard J. Davidson

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The Next IQ: The Next Level of Intelligence for 21st Century Leaders

By Arin N. ReevesAvailable Here >>

Thinking, Fast and Slow

By Daniel Kahneman

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When Cultures Collide, 3rd Edition: Leading Across Cultures

By Richard D. Lewis

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Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy

By Andrew Newberg, Mark Robert Waldman

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Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion

By George J. Thompson

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The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

By Mel Robbins

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

By Malcolm Gladwell

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