About the author:
Kwame Christian is the Director of the American Negotiation Institute where he conducts trainings that help to make difficult conversations easier. He's the host of the world's most popular negotiation podcast, Negotiate Anything, and his best-selling book, Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life, has helped countless individuals navigate difficult conversations. In addition to his work at the American Negotiation Institute, he also serves as a business lawyer at the law firm of Carlile Patchen and Murphy LLP, a contributor at Forbes, and professor of negotiation for The Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law, the top-ranked dispute resolution program in the country, and as a professor of communication and negotiation at the MBA program at Otterbein University.
Many people avoid conversations about race because of fear: fear of discomfort, damaging important relationships, being misunderstood, “cancelled,” ostracized. In How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race, readers will be equipped with the skills to make these crucial conversations about race easier and more productive.
Whether you’re looking to create change for yourself and other BIPOC, or a white ally seeking to support your coworkers or clients, you’ll learn how to:
- Overcome your internal barriers to talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
- Work around others’ barriers to productive discussion.
- Be strategic about the outcome you want, and guide the conversation accordingly.
- Use “Compassionate Curiosity” to connect and persuade.
- Avoid common mistakes.
- Communicate more effectively over email, when you can’t talk face to face.
If you’ve ever struggled to turn that passion into persuasion, or been too afraid to speak up at work (or outside of it), this book is for you.
The first step toward lasting social change is productive discussion. With this book, you’ll never shy away from those important conversations again—instead approaching them with courage and conviction.
Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.