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Dignity

Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict
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Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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Summary

The desire for dignity is universal and powerful. It is a motivating force behind all human interaction - in families, in communities, in the business world, and in relationships at the international level. When dignity is violated, the response is likely to involve aggression, even violence, hatred, and vengeance. On the other hand, when people treat one another with dignity, they become more connected and are able to create more meaningful relationships.

Surprisingly, most people have little understanding of dignity, observes Donna Hicks in this important book. Drawing on her extensive experience in international conflict resolution and on insights from evolutionary biology, psychology, and neuroscience, the author explains what the elements of dignity are, how to recognize dignity violations, how to respond when we are not treated with dignity, how dignity can restore a broken relationship, why leaders must understand the concept of dignity, and more. Hicks shows that by choosing dignity as a way of life, we open the way to greater peace within ourselves and to a safer and more humane world for all.

©2011 Donna Hicks (P)2016 Tantor

Critic reviews

"With its accessible tone, pithy observations and lessons, and Hicks's argument that the 'quest for dignity is as common in the boardroom as in the bedroom', this book is a must-read for all." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • W. Cluff
  • 29-10-17

honoring humanity and reconciliation

clearly written, researched, and read well. highly recommend! this was required reading in my msw program but I think any and all human beings will benefit. love the concept of the me and the I.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-09-20

Powerful book.

Such a powerful book with wonderful insights. So inspiring. I feel moved and empowered to do my part in service to the dignity of every human.

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  • Elisabeth Kokkin
  • 22-07-20

Mindblowing!

Everyone who has been in a conflict knows that it is painful, but most people do not know why it is so painful. Anyone who has experienced being bullied, harassed or set aside knows that it hurts insanely, but few people know why it hurts and shame. All parents want to raise safe and harmonious children, but not everyone knows how. The theme of the book is dignity - what and how. I do not regret for a second that I have spent time on this book. And I will not only listen to it again, but also read it on paper! I can warmly recommend this book to anyone trying to understand the feeling of shame, insecurity, fear or the feeling of worthlessness, or for that matter, what makes one feel valued.

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  • Tiffanie and Kevin Gray
  • 20-02-20

Not Scholarly

This book was full of platitudes and overuses terms (that I generally acknowledge and appreciate) to near meaninglessness. The sweeping claims from such a surface level use of research was disappointing and discrediting.

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  • Ed
  • 19-12-17

excellent book

imo this is the most important topic there is. Author does a great job of explaining their framework