Understanding Dignity

UNDERSTANDING DIGNITY In my quest to understand what causes conflict ad find solutions, I have read several books and articles. One book that I keep referring to was written by Donna Hicks, PhD and is titled; ‘Dignity, Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict’. Donna Hicks draws on her huge experience and research in international conflict […]

The Oyster and Conflict

The Oyster and Conflict Clamming up may be one of the ways many people actually react or respond to emerging conflicts. When we look at how pearls are created, we can find similarities with early prevention of conflict. Actually, conflict is like the grit in the oyster that initiates a series of transformation that eventually […]

How to differentiate between ‘positions’ and ‘interests’

How to differentiate between Positions and Interests It may be easier to differentiate between ‘positions’ and ‘interests’ in negotiations or mediations than to differentiate between ‘interests’ and ‘needs’. Some may view this as an exercise in semantics and they may be right. However, it is only when each party really understands each other’s fundamental needs […]