Reading Events

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________On Thursday, January 12th, at 5:30 pm

Dr. Hal Movius

will present his new book

Resolve: Negotiating Life's Conflicts With Greater Confidence.

“Who among us would not benefit from approaching conflict and negotiations with greater confidence? That’s what makes Resolve such an insightful and thought-provoking read. Hal Movius has helped countless individuals—and many of the world’s largest multinationals—to be smarter and more effective in dealing with differences. Here are the tools and techniques that show us how.” —Alexander Green, Chief Investment Strategist of The Oxford Club and New York Times bestselling author of The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio and An Embarrassment of Riches

Resolve: Negotiating Life’s Conflicts With Greater Confidence, the new book from celebrated psychologist, negotiation expert, and Darden School of Business lecturer and author Dr. Hal Movius, is set for release January 7 via LifeTree Media. Resolve reaches out to all of us who go through life avoiding conflict and dreading confrontation—even though we know there is no escaping the need to negotiate with family members, employers, business partners and tradespeople. In his new book, Movius offers an approach that will transform our next difficult conversation, giving us genuine confidence that we can reach the best possible resolution without losing face or damaging our relationships with those most important to us. 

At the heart of this book lies the insight that confidence is not one thing, but three:

• Mastery: Knowing what to do or say in a situation.

• Poise: The capacity to manage emotions in the moment.

• Awareness: Expanding one’s perspective to avoid the most common traps that befall negotiators—and the rest of us—as we think about the problem at hand and the other person’s behavior.

In Resolve, Movius provides effective tools to boost confidence in all three of these critical areas so we can be more effective in resolving any type of conflict, from spontaneous flare-ups at home to planned business negotiations.  
Drawing on decades of research in interpersonal psychology and recent advances in social neuroscience, Resolveblends science-backed insight with practical techniques developed in Movius’ 25-year career as a mediator, negotiation trainer and coach. Whether you negotiate for a living or only in your personal life, Resolve is the only guide you need to get safely and comfortably to the other side of any dispute. For five years, Hal Movius co-taught The Program on Technology Negotiation, an executive seminar offered through the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Hal has worked with organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Hewlett-Packard, the United Nations Development Program, the Society for Neuroscience and the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as teams all over the world. He has given keynote speeches and delivered workshops for organizations such as HSM Brasil Negotiation Forum, the Global Institute for Leadership Development, IMD’s High Performance Leadership Program, and the Women In Leadership Summit. He is President of Movius Consulting, senior consultant to the Consensus Building Institute, and research collaborator at Ethical Systems and the Virginia Affective Neuroscience Lab.

for more information contact Mitzi Ware,