Doug's Books 


De-Escalate: How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less

This book will teach you how to calm an angry, upset person of any age while remaining centered and calm. You will also learn how to calm yourself down quickly and efficiently. You will be able to take insults, provocations, and disrespect from others without losing your cool. You will be able to stand in the presence of very strong emotions and say exactly the right thing in exactly the right way in exactly the right moment. In short, you will gain an immense amount of control over your emotional life. You will learn how to solve a problem without anger or violence. This will give you a power you never imagined possible.  Book Excellence Award Winner 2017.


Doug Noll's Other Books

Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts is my critique of peacemaking at the diplomatic level. I argue for the professionalization of international conflict mediation and demonstrate with case examples of how famous diplomats made situations worse rather than better because of their fundamental lack of skill. I was honored by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Book of Year award in 2012.



Peacemaking: Practicing at the Intersection of Law and Human Conflict is a comprehensive examination of how the law and the western legal tradition generally fails to acknowledge the multi-dimensional nature of human conflict. I wrote this book to use in a law class I taught called Peacemaking for Lawyers.






Sex, Politics & Religion at the Office: The New Competitive Advantage was co-authored by Dr. John Boogaert and myself. This book was way ahead of its time. We argue that diversity in the workplace can lead to a powerful competitive advantage under proper leadership. Most businesses and organizations are repressive and defensive towards diversity. As a result, their workplaces stifle creativity, energy, and life. If leaders use the principles we outline, they will find explosive new potential in their most valuable asset: their people.