Trusting Conflict

February 5, 2010
Hosted by Cheryl Esposito

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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Dr. George Kohlrieser, an international leadership professor, consultant, veteran hostage negotiator and author of Hostage At The Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance. Conflict is a part of everyday behavior that stems from a basic fight-or-flight instinct. Often seen as something that must be avoided at all costs, this tendency to suppress conflict can spark negative emotions that eventually derail leaders and organizations. George insists that only by facing conflict can we truly progress through the most difficult business challenges. He shares proven techniques and psychological insights used in hostage negotiation that can be applied successfully to any personal or business relationship. George outlines seven key factors to remove blocks that stand in the way of resolving tough problems and shows how business leaders can develop the skills they need to create trust and a positive mind-set in their companies. Join the conversation!

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Cheryl Esposito

Cheryl Esposito

Cheryl Esposito is on a mission: to bring the leader in you to life. She is founder of ALEXSA CONSULTING, an Executive Coaching firm, an author and international speaker. Cheryl and her team coach international CEOs & leaders, cultivating self-awareness and transformational behaviors, creating extraordinary results. She brings the best out of thought leaders, expanding the realm of possibilities. Are you ready to turn business as usual into business that matters? Take your leadership to the next level! Learn more… Cheryl’s book In the Spirit of Leadership: A Vision Into A Different Future is the 2009 Axiom Business Book Awards Bronze Medal winner. The audio book version is the Nautilus Book Awards 2009 Silver Award winner! Get the book!

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