Conflict Sucks

| December 3rd

A few days ago, I woke up and saw a headline that screamed at me: “Divorce Sucks”. The story is about the Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton divorce. Cosmopolitan magazine interviewed Miranda Lambert, and the headline is her quote. Lambert explained, “Some of that might mean nights on my porch crying, drinking whiskey, and going ‘Man, […]

How Do You Manage Conflict During the Holidays?

| November 25th

It’s Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Your family is rolling in town or you may be headed out of town. How do you manage conflict during the holidays? What tips, techniques, and strategies do you rely upon when Aunt Sally is telling you they you’re doing it wrong? Learn my one piece of advice, and it’s easy […]

How Do Managers Resolve A Conflict?

| September 3rd

Work relationships, like family relationships, can sometimes have challenges, which then lead to conflict. How do managers resolve a conflict? Without resolving the conflict, effects can linger, resentment grows, and work suffers.  Today, managers are seeking alternative conflict resolution solutions to manage their employees’ conflict. Managers should try following my PEACE format: P – Pause […]

What do you do when you’re about to get into an argument?

| August 19th

What do you do when you’re about to get into an argument? How do you put the brakes on, and steer the conflict into a different direction? I recently had a discussion with Erica Castner about conflict management on her podcast, Proclamation of Persistence. I love that Erica picked up on a main point of mine, which […]

Resolve A Conflict By Breaking It Into Pieces

| April 2nd

Overwhelmed. Too many projects. Too many tasks. Not enough time. These challenges put us outside of our comfort zone, and we have to find a way to work through them. Conflict is typically outside our comfort zone also, so we have to work through it just like other circumstances that overwhelm us. You can find […]

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 […]

When Faced With A Conflict, Preparation Can Be The Key

| March 31st

My son recently turned 15 years old and was ready to get his driver’s permit. What was supposed to be a “coming of age” experience turned into a “crisis” experience; he just couldn’t pass the test. My son is extremely bright and charismatic. I think he went into the test with a sense of entitlement, […]

Do Sharks Help People? A Look Inside the Heads of the Female Sharks

| October 28th

Do sharks help people? This ABC Nightline report takes a look inside the heads of the female sharks and provides negotiation tips as well as ideas about what to do when faced with conflict.

Conflict Management Stories: A Story of 2 Sisters and an Orange

| October 21st

At a recent training presentation I facilitated, I told one of my conflict management stories: a story of 2 sisters and an orange. This story typically makes a strong impression, and this recent training presentation was no exception. After the presentation, a lady came up to me and said that this story really helped her […]

Conflict Management – My Mother as an Example

| March 21st

A healthy relationship is based on honesty and respect. When both parties to a relationship display true respect for each other and share of themselves honestly, there will be strong trust within the relationship. You can display honesty in your messages by being clear, specific, and direct. Here’s an example of conflict management using my […]