Category Archives: PERSONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION: CREATIVE STRATEGIES

Conflict Resolution Strategies that creatively handle your personal conflicts at work, with family or friends.

The Problem with Conspiracy Theorists: My Top Ten Insights

I guess I spent some of 2016 arguing with conspiracy theorists, especially of the Alt Left variety, so I thought I would list the meta problems I experienced: Conspiracy theorists have a grossly exaggerated sense of how much control anyone … 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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UK Brexit and Interest Based Approaches

I thought it might be helpful to apply Interest Based Bargainging approaches to UK Brexit Negotiations?  1) The British Constitution since Henry VIII is one sentence: “Parliament is sovereign” or if you want to be a bit archaic: “the Monarch … Continue reading

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Conflict Urban Dictionary: Nadering

Nader (origin: US Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader 2000 election) 1.Verb Transitive: a.To Nader (an election): to divide the progressive forces and thereby ensure the election of a catastrophically awful candidate, who stands for the polar opposite of what you support.b. … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is Disgusting

Jon Haidt, in his fine book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, opened my eyes to the different Moral Foundations of Liberals and Conservatives; though I didn’t agree with the Conservative (not his) take … Continue reading

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Top Ten Commandments of Logic and Good Conflict Tips Too

Useful Top Ten Conflict Tips also: (if anyone knows the original source please let me know) Some more explanation but not necessarily the Source Code at: The 10 Commandments of Rational Debate [logical fallacies explained]  

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Darwin’s Golden Rule

I really like this approach, by the great author of the Theory of Evolution Charles Darwin (1809-1892), for overcoming Confirmation Bias, our tendency to cherry pick data or information that supports our pre-existing ideas and prejudices and ignore or conveniently … Continue reading

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