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 […]

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 […]

Avoiding Conflicts At Work

| July 20th

Many conflicts at work can be completely avoided by establishing a “cooperative culture”. Avoiding conflicts at work can be achieved when you can focus on how employees treat each other.  You want them to recognize the need to work together for the overall goals of the business. Help your employees to: Practice Active Listening skills […]

Your Job Forces You To Deal With Conflict – Part 2

| June 20th

Two week ago I wrote about if you are in a job that forces you to deal with conflict. You can’t run away from the conflict, so you have to learn how to respond to the other person’s difficult behavior. In addition to considering your goals for managing the conflict, you have to consider how […]

A Change In Thinking Can Resolve a Conflict

| December 12th

When we are in preschool, we are all taught to share with others. In fact, I remember when my kids were children in preschool, they sang a little song with a line it: “It’s mine, but you can have some”. That’s a nice thought, and we are all taught that early on in life. Somewhere […]