From Publishers Weekly
The premise of this follow-up to Leadership and Self-Deception
is simple: people whose hearts are at peace do not wage war, whether they're heads of state or members of a family. In this semi-fictional narrative ("inspired by actual events") illustrating the principles of achieving peace, the setting is a two-day parent workshop at an Arizona-based wilderness camp for out-of-control teenagers, but the storyline is a mere setting for an instruction manual. Workshop facilitators Yusuf al-Falah, a Palestinian Arab whose father was killed by Israelis in 1948, and Avi Rozen, an Israeli Jew whose father died in the Yom Kippur War, use examples from their domestic lives and the history of their region to illustrate situations in which the normal and necessary routines of daily life can become fodder for conflict. Readers observe this through the eyes of one participant, a father whose business is in nearly as much trouble as his teenage son. The usefulness of the information conveyed here on how conflicts take root, spread and can be resolved more than compensates for the pedestrian writing.
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"A BOOK THAT COULD CHANGE THE FACE OF HUMANITY." Marion Blumenthal Lazan, holocaust survivor and bestselling author
"After years of applying these ideas with youth and their parents, I can say that this is powerful medicine for the soul. These ideas change hearts, heal deep wounds, and bring parents and children together." Mike Merchant, President and Chief Executive Officer, Anasazi Foundation
"A stunning work of wisdom and insight
. Everyone, from neighbors to the heads of nations, ought to read and live the teachings of this book." Kent H. Murdock, President and CEO, O.C. Tanner
"Profound in depth, yet simple in messagean astounding work of immense impact, both personally and professionally. This is the next major lever in terms of how organizations improve performance." Nick Jessett, Programme Manager, Rolls Royce
"This is a masterful and important work that shows how we blame others for problems we ourselves have created. It gently leads the reader to take a hard look in the mirror." Scott Barton, Sr. VP, Capital One
"To adopt the essence of this book is the true roadmap for peace." Eytan Bentsur, Former Director General, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs