Don’t Take the Bait to Escalate

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What to expect

Turn conflict in your favor.

The Bible tells us that as far as it depends on us, we’re to be at peace with all people. But what happens when conflict is unavoidable?

Here’s some good news: there are sociologically sound ways to de-escalate conflict and win negotiations without acting like a jerk.

Even better, you can actually emerge from conflicts with a stronger relationship with the person who was your adversary—whether it’s on the job, with your neighbor, in your marriage, or in a dark parking lot. When it comes to your current (or next) conflict, remember that resolution starts with de-escalation. This book will show you

four factors you must not overlook,

three mistakes you must not make,

fourteen conflict-resolution skills you can quickly master, and

thirteen easy-to-use tactics and tricks.

When facing conflict, you don’t have to choose between running away and an ugly confrontation. This book offers you a winning game plan. You’ll handle conflicts with faith and confidence—and perhaps even a touch of eagerness. Loving your enemy starts here.

Critics Review

  • “Powerful and timely! These truths are needed in the schoolhouse, White House, and at your house! Payleitner offers a better way to negotiate and deal with conflict that can change every relationship for the better—it can make our country better too. Please read, apply, and share this book!”

    David Horsager, bestselling author of The Trust Edge
  • “It’s not a hyperbole to say that Don’t Take the Bait to Escalate is a gift to the planet. It’s a masterclass in how to approach conflict with empathy, grace, kindness…and ultimately, wisdom.”

    Bryan Mattimore, author of 21 Days to a Big Idea
  • “What if conflict could become life-giving and good? This book offers very practical advice that can help you thrive through difficult relationships and conversations.”

    Christopher D. Hudson, author of 100 Names of God

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