Using Conflict as a Natural Resource

Conflict as a Natural Resource

Conflict as a Natural Resource When we train mediators at CAOS Conflict Management we do an exercise called 4-word-build where we look at the different perspectives attendees on the course have about the idea of ‘conflict’. Almost always the predominant Continue reading Using Conflict as a Natural Resource

Conflict and Creativity are Kissing Cousins

creativity and conflict

  Guest Blog Post by Jagoda Perich-Anderson, M.A. –  Author of Conflict Tango   “Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” – Donatella Versace Complex and challenging conflicts benefit from a healthy dose of creativity to break out of deadlocks. Creativity Continue reading Conflict and Creativity are Kissing Cousins

Conflict Management Skills and Practices for a More Engaged Workforce

Alan Sharland provided this webinar for ASTD.org – ASTD is the American Society for Training & Development – to support its Community of Practice for Workforce Development in creating steps towards a more engaged workforce. The webinar draws upon the thinking that underpins Continue reading Conflict Management Skills and Practices for a More Engaged Workforce

Is it true? Can you absolutely know that it’s true?

Byron Katie

Is it true? Can you absolutely know that it’s true? I love these two questions, which are the first two of the 4 questions that make up ‘The Work’ – a process created by, or through, Byron Katie. So many Continue reading Is it true? Can you absolutely know that it’s true?

Resolving Personal Conflict with Someone who is Dying

I am very grateful to my good friend Adam Shaw for the opportunity to integrate his videos of tips about important things to consider when someone close to us is dying. Adam has years of experience of working as a Continue reading Resolving Personal Conflict with Someone who is Dying

“The Conflict between Right and Wrong is the Sickness of the Mind”

The Conflict Between Right and Wrong The perfect way is without difficulty Save that it avoids picking and choosing. Only when you stop liking and disliking Will all be clearly understood. A split hair’s difference, And Heaven and Earth are Continue reading “The Conflict between Right and Wrong is the Sickness of the Mind”

Social Media Tips for Resolving Disputes – Do they work?

competitive response to conflict

As a fairly busy user of social media I often come across ‘How to’ articles and ‘Top Tips’ articles about ways of responding to, or communicating about a conflict. However their effectiveness as tips for resolving disputes is, in my Continue reading Social Media Tips for Resolving Disputes – Do they work?

Underlying Philosophies of Mediation: Philosophy 2 – Supporting Empowerment

Underlying Philosophies of Mediation - Empowerment

Supporting empowerment is a continuous aim of effective conflict resolution and so forms one of the 6 Underlying Philosophies of Mediation. If a conflict has an imposed ‘solution’ it is unlikely to be sustainable as those directed by the imposed Continue reading Underlying Philosophies of Mediation: Philosophy 2 – Supporting Empowerment

‘Getting a Mediation Agreement’ – Mediation’s Red Herring

mediation agreement

This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine. Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would Continue reading ‘Getting a Mediation Agreement’ – Mediation’s Red Herring

Effective responses to Conflict – Creating The ‘3-Cheers For Conflict’ -Learning, Connection and Insight

Effective responses to conflict - The 3-Cheers for Conflict

You may struggle to think of a resolved conflict in your life. It is often the case that we resolve our conflicts so effectively we hardly notice that we have done so. Hopefully, if you can think of a resolved Continue reading Effective responses to Conflict – Creating The ‘3-Cheers For Conflict’ -Learning, Connection and Insight

Ineffective Responses to Conflict: Part 2. Treating Conflict as a Problem to be Avoided

In this post and the previous one, Ineffective Responses to Conflict: Part 1.The Competitive Approach, I describe the two common ways in which we all respond to conflict at different times in such a way that it will never be resolved, simply Continue reading Ineffective Responses to Conflict: Part 2. Treating Conflict as a Problem to be Avoided

Ineffective Responses to Conflict: Part 1. The Competitive Approach

The Competitive Approach - one of the ineffective responses to conflict

  In this post and the next one, Ineffective Responses to Conflict: Part 2. Treating Conflict as a Problem to be Avoided, I will describe the two common ways in which we all respond to conflict at different times in such a Continue reading Ineffective Responses to Conflict: Part 1. The Competitive Approach