Faced With Adversity?

| October 26th

What do you do if you have a product that will literally change the world, and you have no money to bring it to market? We all know the feelings of quitting. Staring at something for a long time hoping an answer will come. Praying for divine intervention. Pacing. Sleepless nights. Easton LaChapelle had those […]

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, […]

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. […]

A Story About Change Management

| November 20th

In a recent TED Talk, Dr. Ernesto Sirolli gives the advice, “If you want to help someone, shut up and listen.” He gives this advice in a story about change management. Sirolli is a pioneer in the area of Enterprise Facilitation, a unique economic development approach based on harnessing the passion, determination, intelligence, and resourcefulness […]

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 […]

How Do You Resolve Conflict With the “Feelings” Person?

| August 31st

Who provoked the biggest response at last night’s Republican Convention? Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair. The empty chair represents Eastwood’s conflict with President Barack Obama – Eastwood’s “feeling” that Obama is bad for our country. His speech failed to clarify the basis for his feelings and certainly did not articulate any solutions. How […]

3 Tips After Watching the Federal Budget Deals

| August 3rd

For weeks, we have been subjected to the negotiations between Congressional leaders and President Obama over the debt ceiling and federal budget. It was a roller coaster ride with a lot of tense words and finger pointing. And in the end (which is not really the end), do we have anything to show for it? […]

When Faced With A Conflict, Use Creative Thinking

| June 1st

Many times a solution to a conflict requires creative thinking. Many of us have a difficult time, however, being creative. Our daily tasks encourage us to be ritualistic, methodical, and predictable. It simply makes life easier. However, when faced with a conflict, it’s usually time to put in gear our creative thinking. Recent Amazing Race […]