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Get below the surface to resolve conflict – think icebergs yet again!!

8 years ago

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 One of the common difficulties in conflict resolution is for work to take place at the wrong level.  Attempting to resolve conflict at the positional level is fraught with difficulties.  Two people with opposing positions will usually only confront each other and push each other further away.  I commonly ask individuals or groups to actively…

Difficult Conversations – Do your homework

8 years ago

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 Preparing for a difficult conversation It takes years to construct a bridge but it can be brought down in minute. Very few people enjoy engaging someone else in a difficult conversation; even fewer relish the prospect of being called into one. A primary reason is that our experiences in these situations have often been very…

Arrow Leadership 11 Conference – Conflict Management in Christian Communities

9 years ago

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      I enjoy my opportunities to teach in the Arrow Leadership program.  Always good to hang out with a choice collection of Bulls, Turtles, Koalas, classic Owls and this year a lone Turtle. I have added some material from today’s discussions to what was linked via this post this morning.  All the best…

Four Stepping Stones of the Peacemaking Journey

9 years ago

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Truth-telling – What actually occured?  How should it be understood? What needs to communicated to whom?  What should remain confidential? Justice-seeking – what is the sin, evil or injustice in this? What will make this right for the offended parties?  What does God’s justice look like here?  Grace giving –  What does God’s mercy and…