Byrnes, John D. 1945-

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Byrnes, John D. 1945-

PERSONAL: Born October 20, 1945, in Ukiah, CA.

ADDRESSES: Office—Center for Aggression Management, 2600 Maitland Center Parkway, Maitland, FL 32751. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Center for Aggression Management, Maitland, FL, affiliate and trainer.


Before Conflict: Preventing Aggressive Behavior, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2002.

SIDELIGHTS: John D. Byrnes told CA: "When I discovered and began developing the means to measure human aggression, I realized that all humans needed these skills. I began teaching aggression management to employees through their employers and then to teachers and administrators through their superintendents. I charge $5,000 per day for this instruction, not something that most individuals can afford. Writing a book offers these skills at a price everyone can afford.

"I met with the late author and guru of workplace efficiency, Philip Crosby. Upon hearing my story he declared, 'You must write your book.' I explained that I did not consider myself a writer, yet he would not take 'no' for an answer. I left his office in late November. I sat down, determined to put pen to paper, and in March of the following year, I emerged with a manuscript in hand and came to realize that my journey to provide a book to all humans had just begun.

"At the time, I had an office in my home. Being task driven, I allocated two to three hours a day. By the end of spring I had completed my manuscript.

"I was inspired to write my book in order to provide affordable aggression management skills to all who would be interested."



Security Management, February, 2003, William Cottringer, review of Before Conflict: Preventing Aggressive Behavior, p. 96.

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