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Conflict Management

Success in Relationships

Seema Kalra | Posted 03.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Seema Kalra

Recently there was a great debate around the color of a dress. People across social media were debating whether a picture depicted a dress as blue wi...

'Masculine' and 'Feminine' Styles of Handling Conflict

Caroline Turner | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Caroline Turner

In explaining differences in "masculine" and "feminine" styles of handling conflict, I show the strengths and limitations of both and avoid saying one is better than the other. Then along came some real-life conflicts -- one handled in the "feminine" way, the other in the "masculine" way. These situations showed me the strengths of one approach and the limitations of the other.

What Price Do We Pay for Keeping Peace in the Office?

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

You know you've been there; you leave a meeting or read an email where the company's strategic initiative is laid out -- and you just shake your head in wonder! Unfortunately, you are not the only one who will not speak out against what you believe to be the wrong direction.

Workplace Bullying Targets Don't Always Report It

S. L. Young | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Anyone who was ever bullied will most likely convey that the bullying incident wasn't welcomed, wanted, or willingly experienced.

Nonviolent Protest Is a Powerful Force

Dr. L. Randolph Lowry | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Dr. L. Randolph Lowry

America can place the entire tragedy into its distant memory or it can recommit to the most promising approach to long-term human progress: non-violent expression, constructive dialogue and decisive action to eliminate every unfairness in our society.

How to Turn Adversaries Into Allies

Matt Tenney | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Matt Tenney

Wouldn't it be nice if we could convert adversaries into partners in our personal and professional lives? Imagine the effects this would have on our success.

Manage Conflict Well or It Will Manage You

Terri Wallin | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Terri Wallin

Most executives acknowledge difficulty in dealing with conflict. Conflict comes in many guises. It can be person to person or group to group. It can be an in-house clash with direct reports and attendant personnel.

How Differing Opinions Can Help You and Your Business

Marilyn Tam | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Knowing that we should welcome conflicting opinions is different from actually doing so. Here are five steps to help when you are faced with differing perspectives.

Is Workplace Bullying the New Discrimination?

S. L. Young | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

It's time to ensure that workplaces, individuals, and societies are guarded against any actions, behaviors, policies, procedures, or laws that prevent anyone from having a fair and unrestricted opportunity for success.

CAABS Drive Workplace Bullying

S. L. Young | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

Everyone has a responsibility to collectively work together to prevent workplace bullying to ensure that bullies don't win and targets don't unnecessarily have to deal with abuse or suffer alone.

Leadership Guide for Handling Conflict

Anne Loehr | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

However, when you boil it down, conflict is just when one person's desires are different from the other person. Yet the emotions that conflict evokes can often make situations seem explosive.

Are You Just Fighting or Engaging in 'Conscious Combat'?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It's not just the exposure of our partner's imperfections that we need all that patience to accept and live with, it's the exposure of our own imperfect aspects that get illuminated in reaction to them that leave us shame-faced and embarrassed.

WATCH: How To View Conflict In Life

OWN | Posted 02.13.2013 | OWN

Preacher and Hollywood producer DeVon Franklin says we can all look at life as if it's a movie, with God as our director. All great stories, he says, ...

Three Tips for Managing Conflict via Email -- Before You Even Begin to Manage the Conflict Itself

Joseph Bubman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Joseph Bubman

As a globalized workforce increasingly turns to email to manage inevitable conflict, the impact of how we communicate by email is greater than ever.

10 Rules Of Relationship Conflict Resolution

Rory Vaden | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Great relationships develop not from the absence of conflict, but from determining an agreeable pattern for how to resolve conflict.

Chapter Twelve

David Isenberg | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Considering that Chapter 12 is best known as a chapter of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, the authors may have wished for another chapter number. On the other hand, considering the gap between some claims and evidence, perhaps it is appropriate.

Put an End to Dealing With Difficult People

Donna Flagg | Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Flagg

There are many reasons why people dread having difficult conversations, with one of the standouts being fear of handling difficult people and their erratic, unpredictable ways. That fear is legitimate but misplaced.

How To Manage Conflict Effectively

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I think we've all been in a situation where something goes wrong, and our first inclination is to kick or scream or throw things. Then cooler heads prevail, and we realize that we actually need to manage the conflict, rather than just vent.

Tear Down The Walls -- How to Use Demands as Clues

Grande Lum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Grande Lum

When you are surprised by your own flash of anger, you may not be fully conscious of your own desires. You may be missing the underlying needs that your own anger is revealing to you.

Tear Down the Walls: How to Ease Into the Tough Topics

Grande Lum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Grande Lum

No matter how well you ease into a tough topic, the person may still react strongly. Avoid using that reaction to blame the other party or as an excuse to not raise the issue at all.

Tear Down the Walls: How to See Everyday Conflicts as Cross-Cultural

Grande Lum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Grande Lum

If you are already scratching your head about the other person before you've even engaged with them, then you are missing something.

Tear Down the Walls: How to Bring Curiosity into the Mix

Grande Lum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Grande Lum

As a mediator, I remember the power of asking the parties questions they would not ask each other. Anything a mediator can do, individuals can do on their own. Observe with fresh eyes.