Conflict Resolution Articles

Human beings have strong tendencies to into hostile conflicts over most anything.  These articles will help leaders and change practitioners toward the skills needed to turn hostile conflict into creativity and synergy.

Conflict and the Misuse of Differences

The pleasures of fall colors in Maine, a sunset in the Caribbean, a waterfall veiling into the Columbia River are experiences we prize as different from our everyday life. We save our money to make them the focal point of vacations. We regale our friends with stories...

Two Perspectives of Power & Conflict in Teams and Organizations

“It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.” ~ Francis Bacon Conflict is the bane of organizational productivity and engagement. When done with respect and curiosity, conflict can be...

Resolving Conflict in Teams & Organizations

A few months ago, I was working with five faculty members of a university sociology department. They were having difficulty getting along with each other. There were lots of conflicts and negative judgments were abundant. I interviewed each one. They were all...