An indispensable tool kit for engaging and harnessing healthy conflict to drive success and happiness and eliminate the pain and stress of toxic conflict.

DETROIT, MI, May 03, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — While most people view conflict as a bad thing that should be avoided at all costs, the reality is that embracing conflict in a healthy way is the single greatest factor in driving success and avoiding painful failure. Don’t Get Mad at Penguins breaks down the factors that escalate conflict to dangerous heights and shows us how to defuse conflict and make it work for us rather than against us.

Whether we’re in the boardroom, breakroom, courtroom, high school cafeteria, holiday dinner table, or anywhere else where humans interact, the same patterns of conflict play out repeatedly. While many fear conflict, the reality is that embracing conflict in a healthy way is the single greatest factor in driving success and avoiding failure. Just as toxins in our bodies make us unhealthy, slow us down, and cause us pain, the same holds true for toxins in our organizations and minds. They feed destructive conflict, which consumes an organization’s energy and taxes its ability to compete, grow, and prosper. Team engagements become pained, client relationships are strained, and individual careers suffer. The same unhealthy dynamics play out in our personal lives as well.

The key to making conflict work for our benefit lies in removing toxins from our interactions, and Don’t Get Mad at Penguins offers simple yet powerfully effective tools to do just that.

This book is fun and easy to read yet packs in a tremendous amount of valuable insight. Conflict management is an old topic, but this book’s approach is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Gabe acts as a tour guide through the conflicts of well-known people and organizations, breaking down the factors that escalate conflict to dangerous heights and showing you how to defuse them and make conflict work for you rather than against you.

“My hope is that after reading this book, people will more effectively communicate in all areas of life, said Gabe Karp. “When people find themselves caught up in a conflict, they’ll have the tools to identify what is driving it, how to detox it, and then leverage it to fuel success. I hope that people not only view conflict as a driver of personal and professional growth, but that they seek it out as an opportunity to strengthen relationships.” Ideally, Karp hopes that people share the tools they learn in this book with others, and encourage them to engage in genuine, meaningful, productive relationships that enjoy all the benefits of healthy conflict.

Anyone who reads the book will learn to:
• View conflict as a productive driver of success for organizations and people.
• Identify the toxic traps of conflict that take us into destructive territory.
• Use simple but highly effective tools to embrace conflict to fuel success.
• Create a culture in your organization that leverages conflict to attract and retain talent, deepen client relationships, and drive growth and happiness for everyone.
• Increase your empathy toward others.
• More effectively communicate in all areas of life.

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Gabe Karp spent the first ten years of his career as a trial lawyer. He later joined a small technology startup as one of the key executives who grew ePrize (now Merkle) into one of the top digital promotions companies in the world. Gabe then entered the world of venture capital and currently sits on the boards of several companies in the Detroit Venture Partners and Lightbank portfolios. He has negotiated business and finance deals in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and frequently speaks on embracing healthy conflict.

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