When Faced With A Conflict, Preparation Can Be The Key

Posted By on 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, meaning it didn’t occur to him that those qualities would not overcome sub-par preparation.

He was just stunned, and felt the sting of a bruised ego. I could see on his face he was going through shock, denial, acceptance.

Being in conflict is a “crisis” experience as well. When faced with a conflict, preparation can be the key. If your preparation is sub-par, and you believe you’re just going to get your way, you could be setting yourself up for shock and denial.

Are you interested in learning more about conflict management? Email me: Keith@AttorneyGrossman.com, or call me toll free at (877) 687-1392 or locally at (239) 210-7516.

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About the author

Keith Grossman helps individuals and businesses negotiate and manage conflict more comfortably. Keith is a Collaborative Attorney, a Family and Circuit Civil mediator certified by the Supreme Court of Florida, an Arbitrator qualified by the Florida Supreme Court, and an educator. Keith frequently lectures and facilitates training programs, works with individuals one-on-one, and writes articles on conflict management and negotiation topics. His e-workbooks, “What Is A Peace Chest?” and “How Do You Build A Peace Chest?“ are now available on Kindle.


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