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THINKING ‘OUTSIDE OF THE BOX’ WHEN IN CONFLICT

The expression thinking ‘outside of the box’ typically relates to being creative about ideas – stepping outside of enclosed lines that are limiting and constrain thinking. When the concept comes up in the conflict management context, it occurs when people … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE WHEN IN CONFLICT?

It’s unlikely that we think about what we look like when we are in conflict or, how our body and facial language might contribute to the dynamics! On reflection – we may be able to describe what we think our … Continue reading

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WHY DO WE BLAME?

“The only thing blame does it to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.” Wayne Dyer It seems we sometimes spend needless time in blame mode when we are … Continue reading

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WILL YOU OR THE CONFLICT BE SOMETHING YOU’LL LAUGHT AT SOME DAY?

It’s somewhat counterintuitive to think and say we actually laugh at our interpersonal disputes! But, in my work as a conflict management coach, I have heard some clients who end up laughing – mostly at themselves – regarding their disputes. … Continue reading

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CONFLICT – LIKE A DANCE? REALLY!

“Like a dance, conflict escalation generally requires the participation of both parties.” Brian Mistler Like other quotes that speak to the notion that conflict sustains itself by our participation in them, I especially like this one because it refers to … Continue reading

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