Weathering The Conflict Storm

| November 18th

Today is a “weather the storm” kind of day in Southwest Florida. It’s not your normal sunshiny Florida day. Rather, it’s gloomy, drizzling, and cold. And it’s only going to get colder during the day as a cold snap is coming through. I don’t like cold, rainy days. However, I know that I can successfully […]

To Have Conflict Management Success, Think Differently

| November 11th

In order to have conflict management success, you have to be able to think differently than you normally would. Solutions to conflict are typically right in front of us. We just need to be willing to be creative. In an article by Ekaterina Walter (@Ekaterina), the reader is posed with the question: when do adults […]

Wimbledon’s Conflict Management Story

| October 7th

What was this year’s conflict management story at Wimbledon? In an article by Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) about negotiating time for Centre Court at Wimbledon, it is evident that running a sporting event of that magnitude also has conflict on the administrative side. I teach people that to have a successful negotiation, everybody involved should be cooperative, assertive, […]

Can You Resolve a Conflict With a Compliment Sandwich?

| September 30th

Mark Murphy, CEO of LeadershipIQ (@LeadershipIQ), basically takes the position that a “compliment sandwich” is a terrible technique and not effective to resolve a conflict. First, what is a “compliment sandwich”? It is a popular technique that came to the attention of managers many years ago. As Mark Murphy describes it, it is a way of trying […]

Forgiveness For Resolving Conflict

| September 5th

Two Amish sisters were kidnapped in mid-August from their family’s New York vegetable stand. It was reported that the two girls were sexually abused before being set free and returning home. These types of stories are always tragic and disturbing. What makes this situation different is the family’s use of forgiveness for resolving conflict. The […]

Conflict Management Success Stories

| August 20th

Scilla Elworthy can share a lot of conflict management success stories. Dr. Elworthy is a distinguished activist for peace and has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. The mission for her global projects has always been to help facilitate peace where conflict dominates. Based on her experience, she has a number of […]

How Do You Resolve A Conflict?

| August 1st

How do you resolve a conflict? There are sharks all around us, so you need to be prepared to manage them by building your Peace Chest. This is our annual salute to Shark Week.   Would you like to learn more about building your Peace Chest?  Email me: Keith@AttorneyGrossman.com, or call me toll free at (877) 687-1392 or […]

What Is Conflict?

| July 5th

What is conflict other than what we believe it to be in our minds? A conflict is simply some sort of challenge and at least one other person involved, and the conflict may actually feel more threatening than it really is. In our minds, we are assigning the level of importance to the challenge. We are […]

How To Talk To Someone You Hate

| June 20th

There are a lot of people that come into your life, and you need to know how to talk to someone you hate. You need to know what to say without enabling and escalating conflict. Here are the worst ways to respond:  Thinking your way is the only way. What does this look like? statements […]

Resolve Conflict – Change The Lightbulb

| May 20th

Plato said, “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Many times we are looking for solutions in a small area. We are standing in darkness and afraid to look in the light. This is a huge mistake. […]