Monthly Archives: May 2010

Empathy

Hard headed empathy of the other side, combined with clear understanding of our own interests makes for a formidably effective conflict process. Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution Strategy: Conflict Focus

Our brains can’t handle more than one higher cognitive function at a time and conflict is just such a higher cognitive function. Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution Strategy: Measuring your Conflict Handling

If you would like to measure how you handle conflict as part of a new research program, log on to: http://www.conflict-toolkit.com You will see a conflict survey instrument that takes about 20-25 minutes to complete. Once research has established norms, … Continue reading

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Rubbish!

When my father died last year, at his funeral, his brother in law Kenvyn told me this story. He was out drinking with my father one Saturday with two of his own brothers, perhaps 45 years ago. My father started … Continue reading

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Conflict Book Review: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War Karl Marlantes

Well if you want to read 600 pages on why war is a bad idea and want to know exactly what it feels like to be in one, this is the book for you. I couldn’t put it down. Not … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution Strategy: Side by Side in Conflict

Last year under financial pressure, my City decided to close my loss making local public swimming pool, and as a passionate swimmer I was upset. So were all the regular swimmers and this rapidly turned to anger: why swimming? What … Continue reading

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Rilke Poem

Conflict can be a bit mysterious and involve the creative, so I thought I would throw in a poem that needs a bit of thinking: Will transformation. Be inspired by the flame Where a thing made of Change conceals itself; … Continue reading

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