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Turn Enemies into Allies
The Art of Peace in the Workplace
by Judy Ringer

Turn Enemies Into Allies provides a way of working with clashing employees that is deliberate and systematic, informed by Judy Ringer's expertise in conflict and communication skills and a decades-long practice in mind-body principles from the martial art Aikido..

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In today’s workplace, where time is a precious commodity, managers and leaders often believe they don’t have the time to help employees navigate conflict. More often than not, however, it takes more time not to address conflict than to constructively intervene. But before managers can successfully guide others in managing disagreements, they must be able to manage their own mindset and behaviors through centered presence, clarity of purpose, and skilled communication.

Turn Enemies Into Allies presents a coaching intervention process for employees in conflict—a four-phase guide for managers, HR professionals, school administrators, and other leaders to coach conflicting employees back to a professional, effective working relationship, while simultaneously changing their lives for the better.

Specifically, the reader can expect to:

  • Acquire the skill and confidence to help employees in conflict get back to a balanced and professional working relationship.
  • Restore control and peace of mind when conflict occurs.
  • Encourage leadership through conflict competence.


Endorsements

Ringer’s blend of conflict resolution approaches with aikido practices enriches and deepens our understanding of human interaction.

Sheila Heen
Sheila Heen

Bestselling coauthor of Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most and Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

An essential addition to the conflict resolution toolkit.

Marshall Goldsmith
Marshall Goldsmith

New York Times #1 bestselling author of Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Judy is a master at helping people to transform conflict into powerful relationships.

Thomas Crum
Thomas Crum

Author of Three Deep Breaths, Journey to Center, and The Magic of Conflict

Clear-cut advice on how to handle workplace conflict from a place of positive energy. 

Daniel H. Pink
Daniel H. Pink

Author of To Sell is Human and Drive

Workplaces are designed for conflict…. This book provides practical and easily implemented ways to allow these conflicts to be productive and relationship building.

Peter Block
Peter Block

Author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, and Community

Judy has laid out the coaching process in clear, concise and accessible steps, “… teaching skills that will support the parties ever after in all areas of life.” A great contribution.

Wendy Palmer
Wendy Palmer

Author of Leadership Embodiment

When two people don’t get along, you can’t just put them into a room and hope for the best….  Judy’s work provides solid recommendations, practical advice, and methods to address conflict … and help rid organizations of behavior that can harm or destroy relationships.

Connie Roy-Czyzowski, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP
Connie Roy-Czyzowski, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP

Vice President Human Resources, Northeast Delta Dental

Imagine being fearless when conflict arises, and having the tools and confidence you need to address, manage, and guide your team toward peace and organizational health.

Fran Liautaud
Fran Liautaud

Organizational Development & Training Manager

A powerful guide to proactively deal with conflict in the workplace.

Susan Losapio, PhD
Susan Losapio, PhD

Professor Southern New Hampshire University School of Business