NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION – Marshall B. Rosenberg
NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION - A Language For Life: Words Matter, Find Ground With Anyone, Anywhere, At Any Time, Both Personally and professionally
By Marshall B. Rosenberg
Date Read: June 2020
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My Mark: 10/10

I hear about this book a long time ago, and I finally read it in a day! It addresses plenty of interesting concepts around Empathy, Authenticity and I really enjoy his way of using the needs for better communication with ourselves TOWARDS something better. A great book worth reading, probably several times to gather all the important information.

The Pitch:

If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate—judging others, bullying, having a racial bias, blaming, finger-pointing, discriminating, speaking without listening, criticizing others or ourselves, name-calling, reacting when angry, using political rhetoric, being defensive or judging who’s “good/bad” or what’s “right/wrong” with people—could indeed be called “violent communication.”
 

What is Nonviolent Communication?
Nonviolent Communication is the integration of four things:
- Consciousness: a set of principles that support living a life of compassion, collaboration, courage, and authenticity
- Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance
 - Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move toward solutions that work for all
 - Means of influence: sharing “power with others” rather than using “power over others”
 
Nonviolent Communication serves our desire to do three things:
- Increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection
- Connect empathically with self and others to have more satisfying relationships
- Sharing of resources so everyone is able to benefit
 
Also, check:
- Marshall's website,