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  • Learn To Fight Fair Helpcard

    By Robert Bacal - What distinguishes relationships that work from those that don't is how the arguing is done. Learn to fight fair, and actually reduce the negative effects of disagreement while reducing the chances of arguments in the future. A fast way to learn what to do and not do -- and something you can share with others you tend to argue with; friends, family or co-workers. Learn To Fight Fair Helpcard provides specific instructions so you can argue, disagree, and even fight in constructive ways that will enhance the relationships, rather than destroy it. Describes the fifteen "dirty fighting" techniques you need to eliminate, and over eighteen specific techniques you can use today to "fight fair". (Added: 4-Feb-2004 Hits: 1732 )
  • Conflict And Cooperation At Work

    By Robert Bacal - In this article, we are going to look at some important elements of conflict, how it escalates over time, and suggest a few general strategies for dealing with it. (Added: 17-Oct-2000 Hits: 1128 )
  • Dealing With Angry Employees - Tips For Managers

    By Robert Bacal - Anger is a force that can move an organization forward to improve, or, it can be a force that destroys the organization's ability to fulfil it's purpose on an everyday level. Managers play a critical role in determining which of these results will come about. (Added: 14-Oct-2000 Hits: 721 )
  • If the Boss Is Young and Male, Watch Out

    By TARA PARKER-POPE - Many workers are eager for more authority on the job. But new research shows that promotions and power at work also increase conflict with co-workers, particularly when the new boss is a younger man. Researchers from the University of Toronto studied job authority and personal conflicts at work by gathering data from 1,785 U.S. adults in a national survey on work and stress. The investigators, whose report was published in the August edition of the journal Work and Occupations, asked participants how often during the past month they had experienced eight workplace conflict scenarios: (Added: 22-Apr-2014 Hits: 723 )
  • Character Traits Of Working Dogs And Conflict Mediators: 'Systematic Intuition' And Tenacity

    By Robert Benjamin - Conflict mediators are a strange breed. The best ones, not unlike police or firefighters, are drawn to manage difficult situations and heated controversies that most other people would just as soon avoid. Interviewing close to fifty recognized conflict management practitioners and teachers over the last two years for the Mediate.Com video series, "The Mediators: Views From the Eye of the Storm," offered me a unique perspective and the opportunity to make some observations about the shared character traits of those drawn to what may yet become a recognized field. (Added: 24-Mar-2006 Hits: 1434 )
  • Hocker and Wilmot / Conflict Mapping - Comprehensive Assessment Guides

    By NA - Conflict assessment is the process of systematic collection of information about the dynamics of a conflict. The guides stress open-ended, participant-based data as the path to specifying conflict processes. Such approaches are particularly useful for third parties such as intervention agents and students wishing to study a particular conflict. As a party to the conflict, one can use the guides to collect information from himself or herself and the other party about the conflict. In either case, one needs to use primary information from the parties -for they are the ones who created and maintain the conflict. (Added: 13-Oct-2003 Hits: 1268 )
  • Fire As A Metaphor For Conflict

    By John Ford - Using the metaphor of fire, John Ford explains that conflict not only can cause destruction, but when properly contained, can bring "new growth", ideas, and revitalization. (Added: 12-Aug-2005 Hits: 1562 )
  • Workplace Wrath: Using Anger to Build

    By David W. Earle, LPC - When anger is used correctly it almost always has positive results! This statement is very shocking, for it is in direct contradiction with most past experiences. We have all witnessed the sharp and cutting blade of anger as it slashes and cuts red its victim. We have all felt unresolved anger create emotional distance between ourselves and our loved ones or co-workers. (Added: 9-Feb-2006 Hits: 1519 )
  • The Role of Assumptions, Perceptions and Expectations in Conflict

    By Vancouver Island University - Conflict is as much about our assumptions, perceptions and expectations as is it about the objective situation. Learn about how our perceptions shape our understanding of conflicts -- and make the essential distinction between what IS, and our interpretations. (Added: 7-Jan-2013 Hits: 878 )
  • Managing Conflicts

    By Angela Jackson - One of the best methods of managing conflict in your life is taking a look at yourself. Are you attracting conflict by your manner and personal style. Read this article to help you determine how understanding yourself can improve your conflict management skills. (Added: 3-May-2006 Hits: 3597 )
  • Treating Complicating Factors - Framing

    By na - Managing and resolving conflict can be affected by how the parties frame the conflict situation. Learn the various conflict frames that can impede conflict resolution, so you can determine the real conflict issue. (Added: 14-Jul-2004 Hits: 1174 )
  • How Do You Tell the CEO that His/Her Baby is Ugly?

    By Mary Rau-Foster - Much has been written about corporate culture and the conflict it creates: how to evaluate it, how to influence it, and how to change it. There is danger in dismissing the idea of corporate culture as another one of those new-age concepts dreamt up by some annoying self-proclaimed business guru. (Added: 10-Mar-2003 Hits: 656 )
  • The Joy of Conflict

    By Alex Nabaum - In the workplace, our primary impulse is to turn down the tension thermostat. We paper over real and meaningful disputes in an anxious rush to create consensus%u2014even if that consensus is largely artificial. Simply put, we are uncomfortable with conflict, perhaps because we are trained from pre-K to make nice. But, conflict is a valuable tool for growth if we accept it and make use of it. (Added: 15-Aug-2005 Hits: 1663 )
  • Conflict Styles & Styles Matrix

    By NA - There are two major concerns in a conflict. The first concern is achieving your personal goals. You are in conflict because you have a goal that conflicts with another personŪs goal. You goal may be highly important to you, or it may be of little importance. The second concern is keeping a good working relationship with the other person. You may need to work effectively with the person in the future. How important your personal goals are to you and how important the relationship is to you affects how you act in a conflict. Given these two concerns, five styles of managing conflicts can be identified. Includes quick questionnaire (Added: 13-Oct-2003 Hits: 1059 )

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