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Conflict Resolution

The Worst of Times - The Best of Times

Elliott Dacher | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Elliott Dacher

Friends have asked me about my thoughts regarding the current political climate and social divisiveness. The question is how to understand today's dif...

Open Letter To Congress On Communication

Elizabeth Esrey | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Elizabeth Esrey

The first election I could vote in was in 1988. All in all, I've voted in 8 presidential elections. My votes were cast in both parties. Sometimes pers...

Trump and the Need for a Stronger Infrastructure for Peace

Louis Kriesberg | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Louis Kriesberg

Co-authored by Louis Kriesberg and Bruce W. Dayton With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, it may be hard to recall the heady few y...

How to Overcome the Trauma of the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Louis Kriesberg | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
Louis Kriesberg

Co-authored by Louis Kriesberg and Bruce W. Dayton For many Americans, the 2016 presidential election campaign has been traumatic. Many supporters o...

How To Bring People Together When Emotions Are High

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.26.2016 | Business
Marcia Reynolds

I don't know what it will take to reconcile our country. I do have tips for how to bring people together at work and at home when emotions disrupt con...

10 Steps For Peace Leaders

Marilynn Halas | Posted 11.15.2016 | Education
Marilynn Halas

The world can be an uncomfortable place. There's lots to learn and lots to overcome and sometimes no matter what we do, getting along together can be ...

Post-Election Communication

Elizabeth Esrey | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth Esrey

Let's face it, this election has been unusually stressful. Personally, neither candidate embodies what I expect from the President of the United Stat...

Teach Peace

Marilynn Halas | Posted 11.03.2016 | Education
Marilynn Halas

If there's one thing this election cycle has taught us it's that we are passionate people who care deeply about the future of America. It has also tau...

The Beauty Of Conflict: Stop Avoiding And Start Inviting

Kerry Foreman | Posted 09.28.2016 | Parents
Kerry Foreman

Every year I run a conflict resolution station at the 5th grade retreat for a local school. The first thing I ask is for them to tell me what words come to mind when I say the word conflict. Every year, all the adjectives are negative.

Equity in Education: Evidence for Investments in the SDG Era

Patrick Fine | Posted 09.26.2016 | Education
Patrick Fine

Nothing has inspired me more than the sacrifices I have seen African parents make to send their children to school. In Swaziland in the 1990s, I calculated that a typical rural family spent over 60 percent of its disposable income to pay for school fees, books and uniforms.

How Syria's Civil War Ends

David L. Phillips | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

All wars end. Syria's violent conflict will stop when combatants have realized an end-state that preserves their core interests. The United States can...

Rethinking Conflict As Good

Elizabeth Esrey | Posted 09.22.2016 | College
Elizabeth Esrey

Last month, I dropped my first child off at college. College is an awesome opportunity to learn and grow, and I hope he uses his time and talents wise...

Effective Apologies Turn Conflict Aftermath into Healing Afterglow

Dr. Jamie Williamson | Posted 09.12.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Jamie Williamson

Conflict can lead to greater understanding. Conflict can clarify similarities, differences, and preferences. Conflict can help couples learn how to deal with future conflict. And, perhaps most importantly, conflict can make it clear where efforts to communicate can and should be strengthened.

When Why Gets in the Way

Ellie Newman | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

I love Why - it's my go to question. I'm a professional mediator - so by nature, and by training, my first question is always, "why?" Why do you want that? Why do you think that? Why do you think they think that? Why do you think they did that and want that? And, why on God's green earth would they say that?

When Anger Strikes: 3 Subtle Ways Work Cultures Turn Negative

Lisa Nirell | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Lisa Nirell

Trigger events such as the U.S. election season give many of us permission to express our anger. As a leader, do we ignore them, and hope these polarizing feelings are just temporary? Is political upheaval truly the cause of this wave of anger, or an excuse?

Historic Commitment By The Government Of Colombia And FARC-EP At The Havana Peace Talks Table

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 07.26.2016 | Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

On July 24th, 2016, we celebrated with the people of Colombia the historic commitment by the Government and FARC-EP at the Havana Peace Talks Table to ensure that one of the agreement's fundamental objectives is to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Music Strings Together Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine a spotlight on seven recent recipients of seed grants, allowing their visions to become a reality. This...

Relationships: Conflict Resolution Without Words

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

As you focus on self-love, you will discover many loving actions in the face of conflict. Letting go of trying to change your partner and taking loving action for your self are the keys to conflict resolution without words.

How To Love Your Spouse, Even When You're Angry

Scott Gornto | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

You can still feel angry about their decisions, but a mature adult chooses to handle that anger in a constructive manner so that they can experience personal growth and see the relationship ultimately thrive.

Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Is Misinformed and Unwilling to Listen to Good Advice

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

What should you do if you encounter a client who is misinformed and unwilling to listen to good advice? Worse, what if your efforts to advise the client result in the client becoming even more stuck in his or her position and angry about even discussing what's wrong?

Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Is Dishonest

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

What should you do if you encounter a client who lies, cheats, and eventually steals from you? That's what happened to Cynthia, who provided various marketing and PR services to a client I'll call Derrick, to protect the identity of the innocent and guilty.

Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do with a Client Who Makes Mistakes

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

I began thinking about dealing with impossible or difficult clients after my own nightmare in working with a client who kept making mistakes, resulting in the client and her family spending hours correcting these mistakes, and then correcting these corrections.

Why I Let My Son Play With the Mean Kid

Audra Rogers | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Audra Rogers

I suggested that my son tell the other boy that he would rather be his friend than fight with him, and see if he would want to play at recess. He tried that over the next few days, and they became friends.

Eliminate Useless Conflicts (How to Start a Fight without Really Trying)

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Edward Muzio

It takes under thirty steps to get from my car to my office building door - fifteen seconds from one place to the other. Even so, during this morning's "walk," I couldn't avoid being confronted with the kind of behavior that inadvertently screws up workplace cultures and renders managers and their groups ineffective.

4 Fundamentals to avoid the "Fight or Flight" situations in your couple

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 04.29.2016 | Women
Mario & Diane Cloutier

By Mario P. Cloutier and Diane Sawaya Cloutier There is nothing like the optimistic promises of the Spring Season. The air is filled with revivals, n...