Would you like to be more Conflict Competent? Whether to prevent a conflict, manage your current conflict, or be prepared for the next conflict that will happen. I’ve worked for decades to help people develop their conflict competence.
Conflict Competence is the ability and attitude to use the knowledge and skills you already have, even in stressful conflict situations. The conflict exists. You feel the stress. But, with conflict competence, you still think clearly, handle stress better, and manage the conflict. Through competently handled conflicts we learn, grow and develop, which are often unexpected but positive outcomes of the conflict experience.
Here are some articles about conflict competence, and there’s more in Books/Resources links. Click here to read my answers to questions asked to The Conflict Doctor. Use this page to ask your specific questions.
- Adversity made easier with Conflict Competence (2/27/2008)
- conflicts when the goals are the same (4/29/2009)
- Lesson on Conflict from the Galapagos Islands (6/30/2009)
- Conflict management lessons from President Obama (1/6/2010)
- What does it mean to be conflict ‘competent’ (2/21/2010)
- Conflict management myths (3/22/2010)
- Hollywood can teach about conflict management (11/17/2010)
- High salaries don’t guarantee conflict competence (1/28/2011)
- Short term success or long term conflict management? (7/15/2011)
- The power of apology in conflict (9/10/2011)
- Metaphors for conflict competence (9/24/2011)
- Conflict Analysis of Dialogue (6/9/2013)
- The Secret for Recovery from Post Change Syndrome (8/22/2013)
- Resilience helps after a quadruple mastectomy (yup – 4 of ’em) (9/30/2013)
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Valentine’s Day simple rules for love and loyalty (2/16/2014)
- I got news that trumped Fear with Optimism (6/1/2014)
- Trust the tail, the truth is there (7/24/2014)
- Is peace a reward for patience? (12/24/2014)
- Does regret deserve another chance? (12/11/2015)
- Rob Ford’s simple rules of leadership (3/24/2016)
- DO CONFLICT BETTER (6/26/2017)