How to Beat Bedlam in the Boardroom and Boredom in the Bedroom by Jane Gunn
It is tempting to be carried away by the title of this book, or to misjudge the easy flow of its text. The book can be read in a single sitting, but once that is done, it begins to sink in slowly, and the depth of the connections which it makes between the market-place and the home begin to emerge. In essence, the lesson the lessons that it highlights are fairly simple to assimilate, though most of us either ignore or forget them all the time.
Precepts about Tolerance and Empathy and Compromise are all part of the slogans of public discourse. And yet, when it comes to actual negotiations, we all tend to harden our positions, frequently beyond repair, not realizing that win-win solutions are far more durable, and satisfying, than results that just end in winners and losers. That is what makes this book so enjoyably topical. It is to be hoped that this enjoyment will open the door to success in the boardroom and the bedroom equally.
Ambassador Ahmad Kamal, Senior Fellow, United Nations, New York
Most of us think we live in a linear, rational world. This excellent book shows why things are different. It makes the connections that unlock the secrets of reaching and sustaining agreement. It helps the reader to keep their eyes focused on what cannot be seen!
This book has the potential to save you both MONEY and HEARTACHE. Whether you are a CEO, Director, Manager, Business Owner or Employee, if you value your work and your family this book is for you. In it Jane Gunn provides valuable insight and wisdom into how to identify and manage unhappiness and conflict at an early stage before it escalates and becomes both damaging and costly. A VALUABLE read in all senses of the word.
Dr Tom Hill Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul
I just finished your book. I will write the review soon, but I wanted to tell you now how wonderfully true your words are. And they are written simply and gracefully. The book should become a classic. I’ll give copies away and urge people to read and re-read it, as I will. It speaks to a world that needs to understand and act on your message.
Thank you for the opportunity to read your book and the privilege to write about it.
Jane Gunn has written an eye-opening, enlightening and empowering book for busy professionals. Act on her advice and it may improve your life forever. Jane is a skilled mediator, successful mother and homebuilder. Her mastery of conflict resolution comes over in a way that is fun to read and easy to digest. It is the kind of book that you can dip repeatedly into and learn more each time. Understand how to improve communication, see beyond “positions” and actually listen properly. What are your family, friends and adversaries really feeling, but not saying? Find out how to figure out what you and they really want. Develop techniques to define what really matters. Heartily recommended!
Dr Harjinder S. Obhi, Google’s Senior Litigation Counsel EMEA
About Jane Gunn
Mediator, speaker and author Jane Gunn is a former corporate lawyer. She specializes in transforming business relationships and has helped numerous companies to move from deadlock situations to opening new streams of revenue and a vibrant corporate culture. Saving her clients thousands of £ s, tiresome lawsuits, devastating disputes and ruined relationships on the way.