Worst Enemy, Best Teacher by Deidre Combs
Learning from Our Opponents, Competitors, and the People Who Drive Us Crazy

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Worst Enemy, Best Teacher presents a powerful system to identify and learn how to best approach the person or problem that plagues us most — whether it’s a neighbor, a brother-in-law, a new boss, or the factory’s fiercest competitor — Combs breaks down problems and threats into more easily understood categories, such as conflicts that threaten physical harm, emotional pain, constriction of one’s ability to be unique, and intellectual threats and how they affect one’s world view and beliefs.

Hands-on exercises, parables, and real-life stories show readers how to apply the wisdom gained from studying the opponent to any challenge, whether within one’s self, with friends or family, or between companies or nations, Worst Enemy, Best Teacher offers ingenious tips and techniques for learning from the enemy and converting conflict into resolution.
 

About Deidre Combs

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Deidre Combs is the author of two other books on cross-cultural approaches to resolving conflict and overcoming challenges: The Way of Conflict and Worst Enemy, Best Teacher. Her books integrate common wisdom from the world's lasting cultural traditions with systems theory and brain research. She provides leadership and conflict strategies as a management consultant, coach, mediator and professor. Combs has worked with a variety of corporate, government and NGO clients including Aveda Corporation, Montana State University, the US Forest Service, US Postal Service, IBM and Landmine Survivors Network. Dr. Combs is a core instructor in Montana State University's Leadership Fellows Certificate Program. Since 2007, she has taught intensive leadership training to State Department-selected student and professional leaders from throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and Pakistan's FATA region.
 
Published February 16, 2011 by New World Library. 242 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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