Examples of good, bad and ugly conflict in popular culture.
Be more conflict competent, whether to prevent or manage a conflict, or prepare for the next conflict, even though emotions run high and feelings are hurt.
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Welcome to my posts about various aspects of conflict and the skills of being conflict competent. Navigate to topics of interest using this list of titles. The categories of post topics are on the sidebar to your right. Let me know if there’s a topic you’d like added. Or, use the contact page to ask The Conflict Doctor your question. Role of power in apologies … Read more Complete list of posts →
A key message from Coaches is that we control only ourselves. Managing ourselves sounds easy and simple, and is hard and complicated. When someone’s in our face we get defensive.… Read more TV guide to conflict competence →
Enter 2018, fireworks on a revving motor Anyone else feeling inundated with endless stories of unsavoury behaviour? January enflames as if Santa delivered lumps of coal named rocket, collusion, accusation,… Read more Three hopeful truths for 2018 →
Wouldn’t you assume that using words was a skill transferable from one career to another? Yet, the switch from Conflict Management to writer of managing conflict changed my brain and words. After all,… Read more Updating a useful metaphor →
Question posed: is it seemly for a manager to apologize to someone he supervises? Although I was in the wrong, I’m concerned about losing face, or diminishing my authority in… Read more Role of power in apologies →
Question posed: You seem to love being a Conflict Manager and I think I would too. Any suggestions for getting into the field? Answer: Yes, I’ve been a full-time conflict… Read more 10 TIPS to becoming a Conflict Manager →
Seventeen years ago, I wrote a novel about a Conflict Manager. For the past sixteen years, I’ve been editing it. My interest is in Conflict Managers’ thought processes as we… Read more Does conflict competence make a good story? →