Shifting Power Dynamics, Resolving Conflicts

Course 7 in 2 Modules

Course 7 – Modules 1 and 2

Shifting Power Dynamics, Resolving Conflicts

Conflicts and power struggles come all to easily in our human systems. Engaging in win-lose power dynamics will only take you so far and the risks can be unfortunate.

Achieving real influence and persuasion requires a shift in approach.

This course teaches how to tap into your energizing, infinite power to accomplish the greatest results through others.

Two guys fighting at the office

Creating Powerful Support Systems in Two Modules

Module 1

Understanding Win/Lose Power Dynamics

Win/lose power games that become hostile conflicts are the cause of much lost productivity and organizational engagement. Understanding them is critical to limiting them.

Module 2

Creating Win/Win Power Dynamics

Turning win/lose power dynamics into a synergy that support team and organizational health is a skill that the truly effective leader must learn.

Let’s get going!

Module 1, Understanding Win/Lose Power Dynamics

Module One Introduction

Welcome to Understanding Win/Lose Power Dynamics, the first module of the course, Shifting Power Dynamics, Resolving Conflicts course.

Feel free to read the attached PDFs either before or after watching the video. You may find it worthwhile to have a document that contains a recap of the important points of the videos.

At the end of the second video is a short quiz to help you retain what you’ve learned.

It has five steps:

  1. A video discussing the natire of win/lose power dynamics with examples
  2. Reading materials
    • An article about power and leadership
    • A chart of the Finite & Infinite perspective of power
    • An article “Who Hurt Your Feelings” about who has the power of your emotions
  3. A video with an exercise demonstrating win/lose power dynamics with discussion of what works and what doesn’t
  4. A short quiz designed to help you retain what you’ve learned

Step 1: Concepts & Examples Video

Step 3: Exercise & Discussion Video

Click the link for the instructions for the exercise in the video Module 1 Exercise

Step 4: Module 1 Quiz

Quiz for Module 1 Power Dynamics

1 / 4

Why are win/lose power dynamics so deeply ingrained into the human psyche?

2 / 4

Why are differences so important in win/lose power dynamics?

3 / 4

How do win/lose power dynamics impact teams and organizations?

4 / 4

What happens to win/lose power dynamics when our physical survival is not at stake?

Your score is

What's next?

We hope you enjoyed this module!

If you have any questions about this module, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Broom at michael@chumans.com

Next in Module 2, Creating Win/Win Power Dynamics, we will explore with examples, discussion, and an exercise how to move from playing win/lose to the infinite perspective of power where all involved might find satisfaction as well as increasing synergy, creativitiy, and productivity.

Module 2, Creating Win/Win Power Dynamics

Module Two Introduction

Welcome to Creating Win/Win Power Dynamics, the second module of the power dynamics course.

It has three steps:

  1. A video exploring  the concept of win/win power dynamics with examples
  2. A video with and exercise and discussion
  3. A short quiz designed to help you retain what you’ve learned
    Enjoy!

Step 1: Creating Win/Win Power Dynamics Video Concepts and Examples

Step 2: Creating Win/Win Power Dynamics Video Exercise and Discussion

Here is the Module 2 Exercise so you can follow along.

Step 3: Module 2 Quiz

Quiz for Module 2 Support Systems

1 / 3

Why are three or more people are needed to help you do a system map? Check all that apply!

2 / 3

When developing a systems map ...

3 / 3

How can you tell when you have reached a critical mass of support?

Your score is

What's Next?

We hope that you got a lot from Shifting Power Dynamics.

If you have any questions about this module, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Broom at michael@chumans.com.

In the next course, Using Differences for Learning, Synergy, & Creativity, we dive even deeper into the realm of human power dynamics. We will also deepen our learnings about mastering our egos so that we can take best advantage of the fact that differences are the only source of learning we have.

In a very literal sense, learning from differences is the necessary path to the innovation and creativity that leaders need to achieve success through their teams and other human systems.

It’s ready to go!

Well done!

You Are Achieving Excellence in Leadership!

 The Next course, Using Differences for Learning, Synergy, & Creativity covers in one module the difficulty we have with differences and how to learn from them to produce synergy and creativity.