Tag Archives: resolution of conflict

Emile Durkheim’s (1858-1917) Top Ten Conflict Tips

Very much influenced by Jon Haidt’s marvelous forthcoming book ‘The Righteous Mind’ as well as David Sloan Wilson’s fascinating ‘Darwin’s Cathedral’ , I thought that it was time we visited Emile Durkheim’s interesting insights on religion that are also interesting insights … Continue reading

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George Kelly and Personal Construct Theory’s Top Ten Conflict Tips

I have always found George Kelly’s (1905-1967) Personal Construct Theory useful in thinking about conflict, and so I have created one of our Top Ten Conflict tips around his work. My posts vary in how much thinking they require and … Continue reading

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Why is it So Hard to Move from Positional Thinking?

I am reading Daniel Kahneman’s new book Thinking, Fast and Slow. It is throwing up all sorts of new insights relevant to conflict and I heartily recommend you read it. At its core is a model of the brain consisting … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Positional and Interest Based Bargaining

Central to this blog is the profound difference between Positional aka win-lose and Interest Based aka win-win Bargaining. I posted on this last year: https://creativeconflictwisdom.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/the-top-ten-differences-between-positional-and-interest-based-bargaining/ In a nut shell, in conflict we adopt almost instant positions or demands. This is … Continue reading

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Conflict and Social Dominance Theory

I have always found Social Dominance Theory, developed out of elite social theory, a dash of Marx and Gramsci and shaken well, interesting and useful. It was developed in the book of that name by Felicity Pratto and Jim Sidanius, … Continue reading

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Top Ten More Ways to Improve Our Conflict Handling

I struggle with how to improve not only my own handling of conflict but how to persuade others to use tried and tested conflict methods like interest based bargaining. Here are some thoughts on over-coming our resistance to improved conflict … Continue reading

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Re-Post: Creative Strategies for Handling Conflict

With all the conflict going on at the moment, politically, over Wall Street, with China, in the Middle East, I thought it might be a good moment to re-post the Creative Conflict Model that lies at the heart of this … Continue reading

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