Top Ten Cartoon Ways to Resolve Conflict

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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4 Responses to Top Ten Cartoon Ways to Resolve Conflict

  1. This is so applicable to current political situations. If only political leaders would realise that they are working in opposition to their people in so many different countries then perhaps it can lead to better conflict resolutions. When the government becomes willing to create a win-win situation for themselves and their people, to step in the shoes of their people and to understand the problems of their people; perhaps then our world can inch towards becoming a better place.

    • @agenerationlost. Absolutely. Good points. It is hard in the current political system for win-win outcomes to arise. This is partly the political systems, but also the media who do business by overstating and dramatizing news and political differences. When did a newspaper headline announce: ‘little difference on major issues.’ And of course they also have the rule: ‘If it bleeds it leads’. Perhaps you should go into politics and run on a more empathetic campaign basis? Politicians who don’t take themselves too seriously would be good too. 🙂

  2. Kyrie Eleison says:

    Perhaps the possibility exists that some of these politicians know exactly what they are doing and who they owe their allegiance to. How clearly this becomes apparent may be proportional to one’s exposure and study of history.

    “What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NIV)

    • Hi @kyrie eleison.You are right in my view, but I also think it is more complex than just the pols knowing what they are doing. The problem is systemic. Who would go into politics, looking like it does today, but our current pols who can thrive in it: game players, who don’t mind media attention, indeed whose egos need it. One of my friends was a political lobbyist at state level, and she said that most pols are the sort of people, who don’t have friends, other than people who think they can get something from them. They are not friend makers in the way the rest of us are. Having friends for friends sake.

      And your quote about ‘nothing new under the sun’ I think reflects how hard, if not impossible, it is for any politician or group of politicians to change the system. The McCain-Feingold Act on campaign contributions was a notable exception, and I will always think highly of John McCain for his role in this act. But the system, aka the very conservative US Supreme Court, struck it down, reflecting the fact that they presumably want a corrupt political system, where big money talks and democracy is frequently thwarted. (Look at the role of the Super PACs in the current Republican Primaries.) There has not been enough bi-partisan uproar on the politically motivated striking down of this bi-partisan measure, when all the polls show the electorate in the US, and elsewhere, hate the impact of big money on politics.

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