Endorsements

“Joe Weston has written a very useful book for those activists who believe, as I do, in respect for the humanity of the adversary. The book provides the insights of a keen and sensitive observer of the human condition, but it goes beyond theory and philosophy by providing exercises that integrate respectful practices into daily life.”
James A. Joseph, former US Ambassador to South Africa, Director of the Center for Leadership and Public Values, Duke University

“Humans have the potential to resolve conflict peacefully–whether it is between individuals or nations.   Joe Weston’s trainings in Respectful Confrontation show us how to manifest that potential in a way that deepens our wisdom and awakens our heart.  Reading this book will bring you more intimacy in your relationships and more capacity to help stem the tides of violence in our world.”
Tara Brach, teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening, and author of Radical Acceptance

“When I first read the word “Confrontation” in Joe Weston’s title I believed that it held a negative charge that runs against the grain of my own beliefs.  But as I read Mastering Respectful Confrontation, I reframed my view. In fact, I’ve been waiting for a book like this to come along. It offers simple solutions to complex problems in a way that honors the sacredness of the other. Investing time in these practices could lead to improved leadership skills, increased profit and an inspired, productive work environment.”
Lance Secretan, advisor to top corporate leaders, speaker, former CEO of Fortune 100 company, and author of many books and columns about inspired leadership

“I have been involved with meditation and other mindfulness practices for over three decades. Yet, in all of my experience, I have never had such focused training on the sometimes harsh realities of human relationships as I had in my training in Respectful Confrontation. What a unique and intensely practical approach to interpersonal communication.
Respectful Confrontation is where the rubber of mindfulness meets the road of relationship. My life has been forever changed for the better by this work, and I’m deeply grateful.”
Tom Goddard, CEO of Integral Healthcare Solutions, co-founder of the Integral Institute for Medicine

“Our globalizing world comes with increasing differences. And with more differences come more conflicts. Joe Weston’s Mastering Respectful Confrontation teaches to better understand the other. Deeper understanding will bring more freedom, more joy and more meaningful collaboration. There is nothing more important and inspiring.”
Jurriaan Kamp, Editor-in-Chief Ode Magazine

“We waste precious time in our lives and work stepping around and avoiding difficult situations and conversations. The consequence is distrust and dissatisfaction. The cost can be significant financially, emotionally and spiritually. Joe Weston confronts us with a loving and powerful way to bring authenticity to all our relationships. If you read this book and follow his practices you can be assured that your life will be more productive, profitable and peaceful.”
Thomas White, CEO and Founder, The Wisdom Network