This site is an attempt to help you creatively re-frame how you handle conflict hopefully to get better results and improve the relations with those you regularly have conflict with. Unless otherwise stated it is written entirely by one person who is a conflict professional who believes there is no fundamental difference between the conflicts you have in your family or at work and the conflicts that lead to wars at the global political level. And it will be weaving in emerging research from neuroscience that helps us better understand what the brain is doing in conflict.
You will see from the Categories to the right, that I cover almost all aspects of conflict and invite you to sample my perspectives on movies, books, neuro-science, as well as practical approaches to conflict handling you can use in your own life in the section PERSONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION: CREATIVE STRATEGIES. In particular, the blog is underlain by a conflict model: a disciplined seven step process for handling conflict differently, hopefully leading to better results. But obviously I cannot guarantee that, as conflict is complex, personal and often very varied. If you find any of the insights of this blog to be helpful, please post a comment and tell us your experience. This blog is a learning process, not a one way teaching/preaching process. I hope you enjoy it.
I hope you use it to look at your own personal conflicts afresh and equipped to reach for higher level solutions that are win-win with those close to you at home, work or your friends. To do this, however, you may have to recognize and overcome you aversion to thinking about conflict, to facing the conflicts and using a systematic process to handle them in improved ways. This blog is dedicated to helping you in that process, as well as throwing light on all aspects of the world’s conflicts current and historical.