4 Time Winner!
Don’t Carve the Turkey With a Chainsaw: Resolving Family Conflict
Don’t Carve the Turkey with a Chainsaw: Resolving Family Conflict has won four book awards in 2012! It won the 2012 National Indie Excellence Book Awards in the “Relationships” category, and was one of eight which won a Sponsor’s Choice Prize for all categories. It also won the Living Now Family/Parenting category. In addition, the eBook version won the Global eBook Award in the Parenting/Family Nonfiction category.
The book delivers powerful, practical strategies to effectively deal with the everyday conflict we all experience. Readers will learn how to talk so people will listen, and listen so people will talk. One chapter compares conflict resolution strategies to fly fishing in ways that everyone can understand. Those with teenagers will appreciate a chapter that describes why power struggles increase during the teen years. Yes, there are neurological reasons for these power struggles. Finally, I discuss the role of forgiveness, not as an obligation, but a way to free up energies that are blocking you from experiencing the full bounty of what life has to offer.
Feedback on the book, has been very positive. One couple has set aside a special time each day to discuss what they have read. A hospital CEO used it with her leadership team. Here’s some of their comments.
“I congratulate you on preparing a very comprehensive, ‘basic training’ handbook for managing the array of human interactions – family and business. I compare your book to Covey’s pieces – especially time management and the 7 Habits. Everyone should learn about these subjects and techniques as early in life as possible. As you know, most of us learn about relationship management very late in life when all of the mistakes have already been well accomplished!!”
Dave Ellison, Owner Synergy Connects Inc., Bringing people together to achieve project success.
“The information in this book gives great insight to effectively resolve the problems created when people have different perspectives. Whether within a personal or professional context, the strategies explained by Dr. Frame translate practical application from sophisticated psychological theory. Through the time-honored practice of using stories to teach, the reader can gain a thorough understanding of how to work effectively with others by first recognizing fundamental needs that drive behavior. Learning from this book will be time and effort well spent.”
David Funk, coauthor of Teaching With Love and Logic
“As a hospital CEO conflict management is a critical success factor for developing peak performing teams. I gave this to my team as a Thanksgiving gift! We are reviewing the book together with the goal of being more successful leading at work and at home! It’s been alot of fun “carving the turkey” together and sharing successes and major learning experiences. What a great leadership development tool! Just place it on your desk and the title alone will create some great conversation and impromptu discussion about conflict management.”
Joanne Fenton, CEO
“This book contains a wealth of information. I wish I had had such a wonderful reference when raising a family. I could see myself in many situations. Some of them I actually handled correctly!! Now that we spend alot of time with grandchildren of all ages, I can use the ideas in this book to deal with similar situations that we had with our own children. Too bad parenting didn’t come with a handbook until now!!!”
“This is a great self-help book for improving relationships and understanding the elements of inter-personal conflict and anger. Don’t Carve the Turkey with a Chainsaw is very readable and practical! I highly recommend it to anyone who has conflict in their family or work place. It provides salient insights about the emotions we all experience. The book gives me powerful tools to understand how my approach to others affects my relationships and aids my ability to resolve conflicts with positive outcomes for everyone. I have successfully used the insights and recommendations in both my personal life and my professional work as an attorney.”
Dan Poole, Attorney
“Families are dynamic, amazing and sometimes a pain in the rear. Whether it’s money issues, kids issues, spouse issues or any of the other everyday living issues that can add a little friction to the homefront, Dr. Roger Frame has created an excellent guide to identify and resolve them. Throughout are useful scripts and scenarios that offer solutions that all families–with or without kids–can use to restore and/or create harmony with their family members. The layout, callouts and the use the The Conflict Whisperer’s wise words throughout will make Don’t Carve the Turkey with a Chainsaw a must have.”
Judith Briles author of Money Smarts for Turbulent Times
“It’s hard to think of a specific audience for this book, because there’s really almost no one that couldn’t relate to it. It is filled with so many useful ideas and concepts, but always delivers them in a well-paced, easy to understand format. Unlike others that address conflict in various aspects of life, this book does an amazing job on constantly relating concepts to your everyday experiences. There wasn’t a moment that went by where I didn’t know exactly how this fit into my lifestyle, and how I could use the lessons to better relationships with my family and friends.
A terrific read, and something that everyone can benefit from.”
K. Berrigan, young adult
“Don’t Carve the Turkey with a Chainsaw will provide you with tools to improve your life. From teens to tweens and spousal relationships, there is good solid and factual information presented in an easy to understand and lighthearted manner. You’ll implement several of the author’s tools from even a quick read, and assimilate more each time you read. I highly recommend this book for families, workplace and for anyone who spends time with people. That would be YOU!”
Brad Mikel, photographer, and small business owner
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A wonderful book without readers, just gathers dust. If nobody reads it, the impact is minimal. Therefore, I would like to ask for your help:
- If you know anyone who would like to improve his or her relationships, please contact them to let them know about this practical guide.
- Help me spread the word. If you know of speaking opportunities, TV or radio shows, or relevant book clubs that would be interested in learning more, tell me about it. Just leave a message under “Contact me”.
You can purchase the paperback versions of the book at most bookstores and online stores. A book launch is coming up on November 14, 2012 that will offer special prizes for those who purchase the book on November 14, 2012.
Because the book is getting very good reviews, I am beginning to work on my second book that will focus on workplace conflict resolution.
You may order the paperback version below,A 10% discount will be credited at checkout when five or more books are ordered and sent to the same address.