Best Influence Books


“Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.” — Max Lucade

This is a list of my favorite and noteworthy books on dealing with conflict, negotiation, influence, and persuasion.  I put the bulk of the list categories so that you can explore in a relevant way and easily compare it with your library of books on influence, conflict, negotiation, and persuasion.


What’s New in Influence Books

  1. Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions , by Guy Kawasaki

Top 5 Influence Books

  1. Crucial Confrontations: Tools for talking about broken promises, violated expectations, and bad behavior ., by Kerry Patterson
  2. Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst , by Rick Kirschner
  3. Insider’s Guide To The Art Of Persuasion , by Rick Kirschner
  4. Negotiation , by David M. Saunders
  5. Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion , by Jay Heinrichs


Influence, Persuasion