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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).

Self-Sabotage and Dysfunctional Organizations

Riffing on the subject of mentoring which has been part of my practice these last thirty years: At the individual level I see few lost causes. I do see two huge factors: Firstly individual self sabotage is the prime human … Continue reading

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Rant of the Day: The Intellectual Laziness of the Left World Wide

Today’s rant on the intellectual laziness of the Left I posted in a good on line discussion thread: “My take is about intellectual laziness, rather than not acting. Plenty of activists. But action is useless to me without a deep … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Enemy’s Fault When They Win Elections

I posted on the recent Australian election result, but it will apply when the Democrats likely lose in the USA in 2020 too: “When the Evil Bastard Party wins in any country, it is not usually the fault of the … Continue reading

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The Murdoch Virus

I was today discussing the psychological problems that seem to be infecting the world, and I wondered if the world was suffering from a mental virus I call the Murdoch Virus. Murdoch started off poisoning Australian public life, and the … Continue reading

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Orwell versus Huxley: John Lanchester

Good piece in UK Financial Times: insightful Orwell v Huxley: whose dystopia are we living in today? John Lanchester on how Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four capture the age of Facebook and Trump  The modern world looks to many … Continue reading

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Ideology

Someone recently asked me what Ideology I followed, I replied: “We had to choose a word for an English essay when I was about 15 and I chose ideology as my word and defined it I recall “as a way … Continue reading

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In Times of Rapid Change Do Conservatives Necessarily Go Nuts and Cease to be Conservatives?

I simply cannot understand how the conservatives I grew up with, who were pragmatic, un-dogmatic and open to reasoned argument, have been replaced by the Conservative barking mad Brexiters, and at one remove in the US, the Trump supporters and … Continue reading

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