Four topics I write about

Writing Conflict Competence in Novel Ways

Conflict has so much influence in individual lives and collective societies that my blog posts have four categories:

#1 Conflict Competence topics of Doing Conflict Better.

Conflict competence is a great life skill I’m delighted to use in the service of my clients and volunteer organizations. I also rely on those same conflict competencies when life tests me. Since everyone experiences conflict sometime, Doing Conflict Better is this category.

#2 Writing about how conflicts are depicted in fiction, nonfiction, popular culture, and current events.

In this category, with a focus on conflict competence, I write about life using examples from others’ imagination and my own, and about the joys of living breastlessly. Being conflict competent allowed me to deal with the wretchedness of quadruple (yes, four) mastectomies after I was diagnosed with a rare, potentially deadly form of breast cancer.

#3 The Conflict Doctor answers questions you ask, with T.I.P.s (Theory, Implementation, Practice) to prevent a conflict, manage your current conflict, or be prepared for the next conflict.

This category’s posts are my responses to your questions about conflict. I apply my doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Conflict Management to situations I’m posed in workshops I teach, or that are submitted online.

#4 The Cassandra File posts are my opinions, where I take a stand and analyze conflicts without professional impartiality.

In Greek myth, the god Apollo desired Cassandra. To woo her, Apollo gave her foresight into the future. Cassandra spurned him despite his great ‘gift’. In revenge for her refusal, Apollo cursed her that her prophecies, although always correct, would never be believed. While I’m not correct like Cassandra, I enjoy speculating about how things are, how they got to be that way, and what should be done about them.

Use the dropdown menu on the sidebar, or the post titled Complete List of Posts, to navigate posts in these four categories.

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