‘Conflict’ Category

A Crash Course in Negotiation

As you go about your workday, do you take time to negotiate the obstacles you regularly face or do you just walk away in disgust? Please don’t walk away – come back and negotiate. Almost everything, in every aspect of your life, is negotiable. Having effective negotiation skills is the key. Especially in these difficult economic times, your ability to negotiate may mean the difference between success or ruin. We negotiate transactions and conflicts – everything from which restaurant we choose for lunch to how to structure our businesses and our lives. This article discusses the nine things you need to know before you sit down for your next negotiation.

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Difficult Discussions – Navigating the Muddy Waters

Conflict can take a toll in our professional and personal lives. Time, money and lives are lost when conflicts are not effectively managed. Frequently, the only two options we see for handling conflict are to respond in a combative manner (fight) or totally avoid the conflict (flight/freeze/submit). Sadly, both of these strategies often do more to escalate conflict than to extinguish it. And, the opportunity to turn a conflict into a positive learning experience is lost. Almost every conflict can produce a positive benefit. However, in order to reap the benefit we typically have to navigate through some muddy waters and hold a difficult discussion. The more you know about addressing conflict the more adept you will be when it’s time to engage in a difficult dialogue which is ripe with potential conflict. This article discusses considerations, concepts and strategies for holding a difficult discussion.

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10 Tips For Getting Along With Your Family This Holiday Season

Millions of families won’t be together this holiday season because of fights, feuds and old resentments. However, family estrangements, misunderstandings, and unmet expectations don’t have to destroy the bonds that connect you to the ones you love. This article presents 10 tips for getting along with your relatives over the holidays.

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Miserable Characters – How To Deal With Difficult People

We all know them – those difficult people who seem motivated in the quest to spread misery. Sadly, in either our personal or professional lives, or both, each of us will periodically encounter someone who fits this description. This article defines six common categories of difficult people: The Bully, The Sniper, The Victim, The Fault-Finder, The Know-It-All, and The Cheater; and lists strategies you can use to effectively deal with these difficult people.

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Conflict 101 – What You Need to Know

Think back, for just a moment, to the last time you found yourself embroiled in conflict. Can you still feel the physical sensations? Are the anger and rage still there, simmering? Much of the time, those feelings are just the surface. This article looks at looks conflict concepts that you can use to analyze and understand your own conflicts.

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