Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance
January 2011, Jossey-Bass
1. Are You Being Held Hostage Without Knowing It?
2. Finding Freedom Through Your Mind's Eye.
3. The Potential of the Bonding Cycle.
4. The Strength of a Secure Base.
5. The Art of Conflict Management.
6. Effective Dialogue.
7. The Power of Negotiation.
8. Mastering Our Emotions.
9. Living with a Hostage-Free State of Mind.
"Read this book…" (Reading Chronicle, December 2006)
"George Kohlrieser's brilliant book offers a unique and penetrating
perspective on how people can free themselves from being held
hostage to their self-imposed limitations. Hostage at the Table is
filled with inspiring stories and the depth of Kohlrieser's
insights that will enable the reader to become a fully empowered
leader. It is a must-read."
—Bill George, author, Authentic Leadership; former chairman & CEO, Medtronic
"In Hostage at the Table George Kohlrieser brings his unique
expertise in the emotional land mines of negotiation to the
challenges of leadership. Leaders everywhere will find much of
practical use in this smart and engaging look at the emotional
undercurrents that make or break an organization."
—Daniel Goleman, author, Emotional Intelligence
"George Kohlrieser's deep and insightful thinking on leadership
has had a fundamental impact on our company. His teachings have
changed my life. Read this book, and it will change yours,
—Nick Shreiber, president and CEO, Tetra Pak Group 2000-2005
"A new look at what every leader needs to know about controlling
emotions, relating, dialoging, negotiating, and breaking free of
being hostage to the past or to one's current environment. This
book is a practical masterpiece."
—Jim Allen, M.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City; president, International Transactional Analysis Association
"George Kohlrieser offers us a fascinating and valuable blend of
rich psychological insight into the delicate process of negotiation
mixed with his powerful personal experiences as a hostage and a
hostage negotiator. I recommend the book!"
—William Ury, author, Getting Past No and The Third Side