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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

What Is Conflict Bullying In the Workplace (Part 3)?

| November 5th

What is conflict bullying in the workplace, and what should the employer do? It is recommended that employers consider adopting a policy that encourages employees to report workplace bullying to human resources and conducting an investigation following such complaints. Besides being a good business policy, anti-bullying policies help promote a culture of civility. According to […]

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.