Category Archives: Creativity and Conflict

Stimulation for your creativity in handling conflict

Principled Resistance Principles

I responded to my friends’ election result despair with this riff: Principled Resistance Principles:  • The System is what needs to change • To change the System we need to understand it deeply as it is and as it works … Continue reading

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The Theory of Constraints and US Politics

In manufacturing there is something called the Theory of Constraints. The Theory of Constraints is a methodology for identifying the most important limiting factor (i.e. constraint) that stands in the way of achieving a goal and then systematically improving that … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders and Magical Thinking

The real issue in the election is magical thinking. Bernie supporters (like the Trump supporters) have been sold a brand of magical thinking: free college, tax reform, trade protectionism to produce the old 1950s high paying jobs with benefits, isolationist … Continue reading

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Curious: Ian Leslie

I am enjoying Ian Leslie’s fine book “Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on it”. And it got me thinking that actually being curious is profoundly important to any conflict handling: our curiosity about the conflicts … Continue reading

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Best Books on Conflict

Several people have recently asked me for a bibliography of books that have helped shaped my view of how to handle conflict. Here are some of them and as you will see many of them are not directly about conflict, … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Top Ten Conflict Tips

One of the underlying principles of this blog is that conflict should be handled mindfully: being aware of our thoughts and reflecting on them, and attending to the conflicts within ourselves, as well as those in the outside world. Recently … Continue reading

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Chess: Syria, Russia, and the USA

Summary of the Syrian Crisis: Russia is good at chess, the US President and his party are learning fast, and the US Republican Party deny chess exists.

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