Hollywood Book Review of Facing Troublemakers
Facing Troublemakers: Notes on Dealing with Conflict is an insightful book that offers intriguing views of conflict. Author Amr Muneer Dahab has written a book that will greatly interest readers.
Facing Troublemakers details how people can deal with conflict. He offers typical, common-sense advice in chapters like “Before We Start”: “Dealing with conflicts is not a necessity for good people only: everyone needs to manage his conflicts, whether he is the initiator or when someone else pushes him into trouble.” He also dispenses advice on how to be self- reflective to deal with conflict in the “Recurrence of Conflict” chapter: “When you face the same conflict again with the same people, scrutinize your mistakes from dealing with the conflict last time.”
While most of the text is about resolving conflict, Facing Troublemakers also touts how conflict isn’t always negative. Dahab explains how struggles between people can actually help people. He details how conflict may be necessary if a person has no other choice. “At times, you might have no choice other than creating some obstacles when you believe that the conflict is going toward a resolution that is against your interests.” Dahab also writes eloquently about how becoming an ethical troublemaker may be necessary to solve a conflict.
Dahab’s writing is concise and easy to follow. He writes about how a reader can resolve conflict and to use conflict to their advantage. He also writes about how to analyze not only an opponent’s in a conflict, but a person’s own motives. Facing Troublemakers has tactical, easy to implement actions in the text. However, he also writes about how to deal with the psychology of addressing conflict as well. Facing Troublemakers is helpfully denoted with bullet points throughout so the helpful advice is easy to digest.
Facing Troublemakers is a unique book which can appeal to readers who like books about peacefully ending conflict and skillfully overcoming adversaries. For readers who want to learn more about how to peacefully resolve conflict like The Four Agreements, this book will be ideal for them. Readers that like classic psychological warfare books like Sun Tzu’s The Art of War can also gain insight about how to use conflict to make gains. This book can also help people who need conflict resolutions in their workplaces and even in personal relationships.
Facing Troublemakers is a compelling book that will help readers learn innovative ways to resolve conflicts. Readers will find a lot of interesting insights in this book.
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