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"Read this book…" (Reading Chronicle, December 2006)
"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
This book is a refreshing insight into becoming a remarkable leader.
The step by step approach and the author's insight gives the leader the power, the safety and the space to... Read more
I refer to a select handful of management references in my work as a management consultant (aka corporate troubleshooter) and Hostage at the Table is a worthy addition to my... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeremy de Constantin
It has good information but it repeats everything over and over and over so you start to skip and at the end only half of the book is valid and new informationPublished 2 months ago by F. Ache
I find the idea of being a hostage in critical situations very helpful. Thinking about situations with this in mind can help to find other alternatives than just stay in bondage.Published 4 months ago by E. C. G. Pender
I have read this book with a pen in my hand. Any person has a lot to learn from this book, either from the position of leader, teacher, parent, partner or friend and become better. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Adrian
Full of wonderful gems of wisdom, backed with research and case studies, reminding leaders to never remain hostage to any situation; including their own self limiting beliefs.Published 22 months ago by Catherine DeVrye
As an eye surgeon with experience in private practice as well as university-affiliated hospital setting in both United States and Europe, I found Professor George Kohlrieser's... Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by Dr. Kate Hashemi
There is a flood of business books and I am a big lover of them. George Kohlrierser's book is one of the rare that helped me understand and improve both my professional and... Read morePublished on October 20, 2011 by J. Pijl