July 2014 Blog Posts (29)

Conflict Resolution–It’s In Our Heritage

So, the family and I went to Washington, D.C. last week, and I would call it a vacation–except there’s nothing relaxing about dragging three children through the streets of Washington, D.C. to view all the historic sites.

But, it was a learning experience. And, on the last day, as we toured the U.S. Capitol, I learned that we have a long heritage of conflict resolution in this country–and that made me proud. As we were listening to our tour in the Rotunda,…

Continue

Added by The Olive Branch Blog on July 31, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

Stepping Into Someone's Shoes

You will know from the ConflictMastery™ Quest(ions) blogs that the series of questions usually invites readers to look at the conflict from the other person’s viewpoint, as well as their own. It is a typical approach for helping people understand the full picture of conflict situations, including their contribution to the dynamic.

The phrase stepping into someone’s shoes – the subject of this week’s blog – is commonly…

Continue

Added by Cinnie Noble on July 31, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Your Brain on Conflict: “Resistance is Fertile”

Scott Rogers In Your Brain on Conflict series, we kick off with Scott Rogers, Founder and Director of the Institute for Mindfulness Studies. What happens in our brain when we are engaged in an emotionally-charged conflict? Neuroscience or brain science has emerged with answers that help us begin to understand the physiological, emotional, and…

Continue

Added by Patricia M Porter on July 29, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

The Texas Conflict Coach® August Radio Programs

The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces the following episodes in our "Back to School" series in August held every Tuesday night from…

Continue

Added by Patricia M Porter on July 28, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Embracing Change

An experience at court the other day gave me the idea for this post about change and how we deal with it.

One Stands Holding Change, Others Crushed We have been mediating at court in the same conference room for about three years now. Last week, I arrived to find that another group had vacated the room but left a projector at the end of the long table where I usually sit. The rule at the court is that you don’t touch any…

Continue

Added by The Olive Branch Blog on July 28, 2014 at 11:26am — No Comments

The Right Way Matters

If you’re like me, you’ve often wondered why some apologies seem, well, insincere. Turns out, there’s real science behind the art of apologies, and researchers at The University of Miami think they’ve cracked the code, according to an article in Yahoo Health.

In the study, 356 young men and women completed questionnaires and took part in interviews about a conflict and their feelings about the person involved in the conflict. They also prepared a speech, which was filmed, and…

Continue

Added by The Olive Branch Blog on July 25, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

Driving a Wedge Between People

As you may know, the phrase driving a wedge between people describes the act of causing people to oppose or turn against one another – to spoil their relationship.

This expression seems to be used when referring to what a third party does that results in a schism between two (or more) others. That is, the two (or more) people may not be in conflict or there may be some tension but they are not…

Continue

Added by Cinnie Noble on July 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Emotional Intelligence Skills for Today’s Workplace-Part 1

 The topic of emotional intelligence in the workplace is a evolving area of professional interest for leaders and employees alike. How do we engage the vital skills of communicating through crisis, empathy, perspective taking and self awareness just to mention a few? In 2011, the workplace continues to hold higher and higher expectations for us all. The necessity to manage countless stressors while also producing, leading, collaborating and resolve conflicts have become the…

Continue

Added by Patricia M Porter on July 22, 2014 at 10:10pm — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [07.22.14]

"What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].

Turtle, Teddy Bear, Shark, Fox or Owl?…

Continue

Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on July 21, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Turtle, Teddy Bear, Shark, Fox or Owl?

Have you ever thought about how you handle conflict?

In our 40 hour mediation class, our students do a learning exercise to better understand their approaches to conflict. What surprises most of them is that they use a variety of ways, based on the situation or person they are dealing with.

Here is a fun way to think about your approaches to conflict resolution – taken from the animal kingdom.

TURTLE – THE AVOIDER…

Continue

Added by The Olive Branch Blog on July 21, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments

The matter of "getting to the table" is under appreciated

People often ask me what I think about Gaza and all that is going on. Here's what I tell them first. you can read best at:

http://peaceandconflictpolitics.com/

DonEllis

Added by Donald Ellis on July 21, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Innocent Bystanders

Since children seem to grow up so fast these days, it’s hard to remember that they’re still…well…children. And, children absorb EVERYTHING around them, including conflict.

This became abundantly clear one day this past Winter. I was driving through the Mall parking lot in the pouring rain, and I didn’t see a woman running to the doors–she seemed to come out of nowhere. Nonetheless, I nearly hit her.

Well,…

Continue

Added by The Olive Branch Blog on July 18, 2014 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Do You Flip Your Lid?

I was unable to find the derivation of the expression flip your lid, but I have heard it used to describe an excessively angry reaction. In recent years I have heard the term apoplectic used when referring to extreme rage and for me, the meaning of these two expressions are similar. The visual of flip your lid however, conjures up an interesting image of the top of the head blowing open – presumably with fury propelling it. Perhaps, the expression symbolizes the emotional…

Continue

Added by Cinnie Noble on July 17, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Coexistence and Conflict

Managing inter-communal conflict and violence is critical to national and international security in today's world. As societies are becoming more diverse, many more countries are facing ethnic, religious, cultural and social conflicts. The globalization of such conflicts is also increasing. Join me as I speak with Mari Fitzduff, the Program Director of the Coexistence and Conflict program at The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis…

Continue

Added by Patricia M Porter on July 15, 2014 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Mediation Conference in Slovenia Focuses on the Transformative Approach!

In our latest blog entry, available here, Janet Mueller describes her participation at an International Mediation Conference in Slovenia.

Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on July 15, 2014 at 3:44pm — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [07.15.14]

"What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].…

Continue

Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on July 14, 2014 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Pastors and Imams co-mediating local conflicts

Modelling collaboration in your process design

In this adversarial world of power politics, collaborative peace-making processes are emerging as providing surprisingly sustainable outcomes. Unlike power negotiations,...Read more

Added by Nathalie Al-Zyoud on July 14, 2014 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Communication Stoppers – Part 2

Last Monday, I introduced the idea of “communication stoppers” – those phrases that we use that discourage others from communicating with us.

Did you have a chance to see if you were using them too? I know I did and it’s amazing how they slip in to my conversations.

????????????????? Here is the second half of the list with some examples.

•…

Continue

Added by The Olive Branch Blog on July 14, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments

When You Know It’s Time to Cut Bait

How do you know when it’s time to cut bait? It’s a question that’s plagued me for a while now, mostly because many of my clients are in my office as a direct result of the inability to do so.

Mostly, my clients are wondering when to say “good-bye” to their marriages, but the anxiety over ending a relationship doesn’t only pertain to romantic ones. Business relationships, friendships, even toxic family relationships can be exceedingly hard to give up. So,…

Continue

Added by The Olive Branch Blog on July 10, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

1999

@ADRHub Tweets

ADRHub is supported and maintained by the Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Program at Creighton University

Members

© 2017   Created by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service