24. The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict (The Arbinger Institute)

51wjFcv0ZOL._SL500_AA300_This leadership fable was recommended by a colleague and is an inspiring read that helps the reader reflect about their own relationship as a leader within their family, their workplace, their community and their world.

The fable describes a weekend session that a group of parents experience when they drop their children at a retreat to help them deal with drug abuse.  The families’ learn about themselves, their relationships and the state of their hearts.  They learn that they need to help things “go right” rather than “simply correct the things that are going wrong”.  By spending time helping things go right and building positive relationships, there is less correction required at home and at the office.

This book is a quick read that causes a reader to reflect and reframe situations.  It is easy to navigate the lessons and consider the pyramid model that is described.

“however bleak things look on the outside, the peace that starts it all, the peace within, is merely a choice away.  A choice changes everything.”

(368 pages)

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