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Conflict Resolution

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...

10 Ways to Have Better Relationships

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 04.22.2016 | Weddings
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

There are many things we should and should not be doing in order to have strong personal relationships. There are some common themes and behaviors that many couples seem to do that fray the relationship, and sometimes cause irreparable harm. If you are able to think about them, and start to avoid them, your relationship will be stronger for it, and you will feel more connected as a couple.

17 Tips to Negotiate and Preserve the Relationship

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Kare Anderson

My early mentor, the legendary decision scientist and author of numerous books, Howard Raiffa once said, "It is often easier to deal with someone who is acting like a jerk who knows what he wants than a seemingly pleasant person who doesn't."

How To Deal With Conflict at Work

Anurag Harsh | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Anurag Harsh

It seems particularly apropos given our current political and social climate to pay lip service to conflict. We have to deal with it often, despite our best attempts to avoid it. Fortunately some conflict is minor and innocuous, whereas other instances of conflict are incendiary and damaging.

Civility Is a National Security Issue

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

How can democracy best endure through rough times? Whether online or off, civil communication is vital for democratic resilience.

Lions Clubs International Focuses on Global Issues at U.N.

Jim Luce | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

On March 12, 2016, just a few days after International Women's Day, more than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests gathered at the U.N. for the 38th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to discuss peace and gender equality.

The Je Ne Sais Quoi of Sound Parenting Plans

Tara Fass | Posted 03.15.2016 | Divorce
Tara Fass

I am of the opinion that the more clarity and definition you have in your co-parenting plan the better. For many of you, the co-parenting plan will be put away in a drawer and rarely, if ever, looked at again. For all of you though, thinking these issues through and really taking them seriously will make a world of difference, and may even help you attain the closure you desperately want and need.

A Fitness Tip to Overcome Conflict

Mike MacConnell | Posted 03.12.2016 | Divorce
Mike MacConnell

What if your yoga practice could help heal distress and resolve interpersonal conflict? It can. Cooperation between opposing forces is the key to reaching peace.

Conflict is Life and Listening is Living

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 03.10.2016 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

The following is taken from a homily given in Christ Chapel, on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN), on March 7, 2016. The assigne...

5 Insane But True Facts About High Conflict Divorce

Elizabeth Esrey | Posted 03.05.2016 | Divorce
Elizabeth Esrey

As ½ of a divorce, you get to decide if you are going to engage in a high conflict divorce or not.