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"interesting and convincing" (Ascot News, December 2006)
"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, too."
—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
One of the best business books, especially on Negotiations. Must read.Published 4 months ago by Azamat Utenov
A lot of things the author mentions aren't really new. It feels like he marries "I'm Okay - you're okay" and "Getting to Yes" into this book.Published 5 months ago by Mark Sy
Everyone should read this book! It's key to understand who you and how other people behave and why they do so when they try to "hostage you" or take you down. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Vero Rod
I have come to the conclusion, mainly thanks to this very inspiring book, that promoting human bonding conveys hope to mankind. Read morePublished 6 months ago by dumont ariane
Reading the Hostage at the Table and applying its concepts can be a life-changing experience - as I personally experienced for myself and with numerous other people. Read morePublished 10 months ago by AIncze
Interesting book. Not what I expected. Shipping was very fast!Published 11 months ago by ChickenRun
A book that could be written in 10 pagesPublished 11 months ago by Jaime Agapito Monteiro Vieira Martins