Pause – A Conflict Management Strategy

| December 22nd

With Christmas and New Year coming up, I want to make sure you know how valuable the Pause can be. The Pause is a conflict management strategy. I have learned the Pause will allow you to act strategically instead of react emotionally. Take a moment when you’re in the midst of holiday insanity to remove […]

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, […]

Taylor Swift Taught Me Something About Relationships

| November 6th

My 14-year-old daughter tells me that most of her friends attended the recent Taylor Swift concert, and they all LoVEd it. I overheard adults also talking about what a wonderful experience they had for themselves and with their child. It turns out that Taylor is more than just uber talented and hard working. She understands […]

Jennifer Lawrence Talks About Her Negotiation Mistakes

| October 22nd

Jennifer Lawrence has been in the news talking about the mistakes she made during the negotiation for her part in the movie, American Hustle. I explore the lessons we can learn from Lawrence’s statements in this video. If you would like a copy of the Assertive & Cooperative personalities chart that I talk about in the […]

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 […]

How Shoelaces Reminded Me To Prepare For Conflict

| March 23rd

The other day I was tying my shoe, and in the process of tying my shoelace, it ripped. I had to go into my sock drawer and pull out my spare shoelace to wear. And that is how shoelaces reminded me to prepare for conflict. You see, in the past, I wasn’t able to do that because […]

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 […]

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 […]

Complete Lack of Remorse – Are We Now Seeing More Types of These Conflicts?

| June 5th

Are we now seeing more types of conflict with a complete lack of remorse? The world was utterly shocked this past year after hearing the story of Kimberley Davis, a 21-year-old Australian woman who slammed into a bicyclist with her car. Despite the fact that the cyclist had lights on the front and back of […]