New Book Revolutionizes Workplace Conflict

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“Conflict without Casualties” by Next Element’s Nate Regier Inspires Readers to Harness Energy from Conflict to Produce Great Results

Right now, drama is wreaking havoc in workplaces around the globe—and the conflict is costly.

In fact, according to a Gallup Poll, negative conflict drains the U.S. economy by $350 BILLION a year in lost productivity and wasted energy. But, a new book, out today, says conflict shouldn’t be an energy drain. Instead, it should be an energy source.

Conflict without Casualties, by Dr. Nate Regier, has already received rave reviews from Dan Pink, Ken Blanchard, and Marshall Goldsmith. Regier co-founded and serves as chief executive officer of Next Element, a global advisory firm specializing in building cultures of compassionate accountability. His book is now available via Amazon and all major booksellers.

Conflict without Casualties turns the view of conflict on its head: instead of trying to manage or minimize conflict, people need to use it as a source of energy that spurs innovation, trust and increased engagement. Conflict without Casualties details how to do so—complete with access to a personal assessment and self-guided workbook.

“Conflict at the most basic level is simply a gap between what we want and what we are experiencing at any given point in time,” said Regier. “Negative conflict becomes drama, and it is costly to companies, teams and relationships at all levels. Positive conflict, on the other hand, allows leaders to balance compassion and accountability to achieve great results.”

Conflict without Casualties formalizes over a decade of training and coaching strategies pioneered, tested and refined by the team at Next Element. Specifically, the book:

reveals the individual roles, behaviors and dynamics of drama using engaging client case studies;
demonstrates how compassion enables positive conflict;
provides questions for personal reflection, application and discussion;
teaches the formula for compassionate conflict with examples and illustrations; and
enables the reader to engage in positive conflict without casualties.

Next Element has a complete system of resources grounded in the book, from public self-guided leadership curriculum to train-the-trainer certification programs with successful trainers using the model globally.

Advanced praise for Conflict Without Casualties has been abundant:

“We all know that drama will suck the energy out of your day, your department, and your company, but no one has identified with as much precision as Regier how to eliminate the drama and suffuse the workplace with more creativity, accountability, and productivity than ever. A revolutionary resource!”—Marshall Goldsmith, #1 executive coach in the world as ranked by Global Gurus, #1 leadership thinker, #5 business thinker ranking by Thinkers 50, million-selling author of 35 books

“Who could ever think of conflict as creative? Nate Regier, that’s who. In Conflict Without Casualties, Nate introduces the concept of compassionate accountability—holding someone, including yourself, accountable while preserving their     dignity. His strategies are effective at work and at home, at every level. Don’t shy away from conflict—face it with creativity and compassion and watch things change for the better.”—Ken Blanchard, prominent leadership advisor, author of numerous leadership books including the all-time bestselling book, The One-Minute Manager

“A must-read that offers a simple, powerful model for transforming conflict, drama, and negative energy into compassionate accountability and a stronger, more united team.”—Jon Gordon, bestselling author of The Energy Bus and The Carpenter

“Conflict without Casualties fills a gap by showing leaders at any level how to leverage positive conflict. Practical, insightful, challenging, relevant.”—Dan Pink, New York Times bestselling author, TV personality and leadership guru

For more information about Next Element, visit For more information, Conflict without Casualties, published by Berrett Koehler, visit Conflict without Casualties.

Conflict without Casualties
By Nate Regier
Berrett Koehler Publishing
April 24, 2017
$13.95 paperback; 224 pages
ISBN 978-1523082605

About Dr. Nate Regier:
Dr. Nate Regier is the co-founding owner and chief executive officer of Next Element, a global advisory firm specializing in building cultures of compassionate accountability. A former practicing psychologist, Regier is an expert in social-emotional intelligence and leadership, positive conflict, mind-body-spirit health, neuropsychology, group dynamics, interpersonal and leadership communication, executive assessment and coaching, organizational development, team building and change management. An international adviser, he is a certified Leading Out of Drama master trainer, Process Communication Model® certifying master trainer and co-developer of Next Element’s Leading Out of Drama® training and coaching. Nate has published two books: Beyond Drama and his latest work, Conflict Without Casualties.

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