Clarifying Perception of Self to Help Prevent Conflict

Clarifying Perceptions of the Self (Pre-Conflict Resolution Self-awareness) In his book ‘The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution’ Dudley Weeks dedicates a whole section on Clarifying Perceptions. From experience, one of the key characteristics of our preparation is to take the time to look at ourselves, find out what we really think, believe, feel and […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year We have lived through another 12 months that brought us differences, disputes but also resolution of conflicts. This year also brought new friendships, love, and peace. I thought I would search the Net for interesting quotes that will help us start the new year on the right foot towards peace of mind […]

The Key to a Constructive Mindset in Conflict Resolution

The Key to a Constructive Mindset in Conflict Resolution The mindset with which we address any type of difficult situation, conversation, negotiation or dispute has a great influence on how we approach them. The mindset is the attitude we adopt towards a given subject. It can be productive, defeatist or defensive. It is easy to […]

The Five Ineffective Approaches to Conflict Resolution

The Five Ineffective Approaches to Conflict Resolution (A summary of Dudley Weeks’ work in his book; ‘The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution’, chapter 2) Dudley Weeks mentions that one of the most important tasks of a person who is preparing to address a conflict is to look inside themselves to gain a better understanding of […]

The Positive Aspects of Learning Conflict Resolution Skills

  What Are The Positive Aspects of Learning Conflict Resolution Skills? Most people view conflict as negative and avoid it. They fear  making mistakes or making matters worst, yet they don’t like conflictual situations. They lack confidence since they don’t know how to proceed. Many individuals don’t even want to attempt to learn conflict resolution […]