By paying attention to the early signs of conflict, you become more aware of a potentially slow-growing storm.
I combined a recent mediation training with the following schedule: Eat, sleep, snorkel, repeat.
The overconfidence effect is a natural bias toward believing that we’re better at something than we actually are.
If you were asked to stop doing any of these simple tasks, what feelings and emotions might you experience?
How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.
Recent events show that our social problems are exacerbated by a wide variety of anti-social media behaviors.
Couples can have big fights, frequent conflict, and even bicker all the time and still have healthy, fulfilling, and lasting relationships. How so?
Whether the bully is your boss or another employee, setting boundaries can be challenging.
The ICC Mediation Competition in Paris, and the growing number of others like it, are contributing to a change in the way disputes are going to be resolved in the future.
In January 2018, the Ombudsman for the international public health agency told leadership that managers lack the interpersonal skills required for effective team communications, constructive conversations about performance, and conflict resolution.
It’s ironic that the president who led us through by most measures our most destructive war had some of the most profound things to say about peace-making.
It’s hard to get fresh perspective about our situation or the other person when we’re trapped inside a conflict.
Here’s a strategy to improve dynamics in a difficult conversation: In an argument or tense discussion, replace “but” with “and”.
As part of recent mediation trainings, Susan Yates and I collected survey data and focus-group-like comments from the training participants.
John Keith wrote the following: “It is inherent in our role that we fight other peoples’ battles, but this duty encourages us to identify with our clients and view their battles as our own.”
When we become too wedded to our own solutions, conflict resolution conversations can get pretty stuck.
Oh my goodness, another year has passed and I would like to wish you all the very best for 2018. May it be a peaceful, loving and joyful one for you and yours!
The idea of our bus tour was to engage local communities in conversations about what was important to them in their area and explore how effective dialogue can aid problem-solving, help resolve contentious issues and reduce conflict.
Good relationships rarely happen by chance. They happen by choice, when people choose to do stuff that facilitates friendship and connection.
End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.
I recently did some consulting at a non-profit, and witnessed a bully very much like one of the (Division chair) managers who made my life a misery when I was a tenured professor.
Remembering this simple list may go a long way in helping your child — and you — through rocky waters.
The International Ombudsman Association will sponsor aspiring Ombuds to attend its annual conference in Virginia for the 2018 conference.
Letting go of resentments is a powerful tool to help you survive and heal from workplace bullying.
As a kid, I remember using the phrase “mind your own beeswax” – instead of mind your own business – as a reaction to others who were being nosy.