Archive for June, 2007


Is Your Company Working At a Standstill? You Need Activities for …

Are you worried that the upcoming staff outing is going to be an all-out disaster? Maybe instead of horseshoes or badminton at your next picnic, you should think about activities for conflict resolution skills! Conflict among staff and team members are typically symptomatic of misperceptions and disintegrated communication – in other words, your employees are […]

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Recommend Workplace Conflict Resolution: What’s Creating Workplace …

A radio interviewer recently asked me if I thought there was more conflict in the workplace today than in the past. After thinking about it, I replied, “Yes, I think there is more conflict today.” Here Are 3 Main Reasons Why There Is More Conflict In The Workplace Today Than In The Past: 1. Today’s […]

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Recommend The Importance Of Quick Conflict Resolution – Why A …

Recently police had to be dispatched to the land of children’s birthday parties in suburban Detroit. It seems that one patron was bothered by the fact that two individuals were spending too long in the photo booth. According to police reports, the patron had asked an employee to intervene. However the employee did not want […]

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Recommend Teaching Your Kids Conflict Resolution To A Friend.

If you’re like me, you want to teach your kids how to resolve their little conflicts by themselves. Tattling is inappropriate attention-seeking behavior, and the tattler is rarely 100% free of responsibility. Unless someone is bleeding, coughing up a lung or otherwise in danger, the rule in my house is: no tattling. Besides, a parent […]

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The Philosophy of Fear and Confrontation

Is there now, or has there been, a person or two in your life that you have difficulty in maintaining a civil relationship with at times? It may be your spouse or lover; it may be a friend or a superior at work. We usually say “I have a love-hate relationship with this person.” Fight […]

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Approaches to Resolving Interpersonal Conflict in the Workplace …

Introduction Because each of us possesses a unique set of personal characteristics, occasional conflicts of personality or interest with others are a regrettable yet inevitable fact of life. Furthermore, since we spend a large proportion of our lifetimes at work, often functioning under pressures and restraints that act as exacerbating factors, workplaces tend to become […]

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Recommend Conflict Resolution: 3 Traffic Lights to Assertiveness …

Conflict. It’s a word that makes many people feel like running out the door. To these individuals, it’s synonymous with anger, resentment, raised voices, hostility. But is that what conflict is all about? No, it isn’t. Conflict itself is neither good nor bad. So, what’s the problem? The problem is how people communicate when they […]

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Recommend Conflict Resolution Training- When Personal Safety is an …

Conflict generally arises by having your needs, desires, perceptions and values challenged. When a person feels that their values are being challenged they generally respond the strongest. Inwardly they feel their personal safety threatened and desire to stop that threat. Surprisingly for most people, is that one of the reasons many attempts at conflict resolution […]

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Recommend Conflict Resolution To A Friend.

Ask yourself ‘so what?’ Accurately assess what is at stake. Look at your intention. Be honest,state your intentions, and make sincere invitations. Face your fears. Ask yourself ‘what is the worst that can happen?’ Dare to say it. E.g. I’m really angry. Although the sheer thought, of conflict may be overwhelming, it is always better […]

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Recommend Activities for Conflict Resolution Skills Development in …

Conflict is part of life. It is only when we as family members don’t have the skills to move through conflict that it becomes a problem. If you find yourself revisiting the same issues—“Why can’t you pick up after yourself?”, “Why can’t you help out more with the kids?”, or “Why can’t you two just […]

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