Tag Archives: conflict resolution

Impasse

The radio station news reader presented the usual drizzle of sad, frustrating stories about the current state of the world. Another story about negotiations regarding coronavirus relief legislation on The Hill mentioned yet another politically motivated impasse in the discussions. … Continue reading

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To Win At All Costs

The desire to prevail in disputes and disagreements is natural. This urge is often exploited to favorable effect in athletic contests and warfare. The compulsion to win at all costs takes on more nuanced value when it comes to interpersonal … Continue reading

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Thinking About Peace

You’d think we’d have learned how to get along by now. We have access to the necessary knowledge to do so. Now, more than at any other time in history, we can learn more factual information about nearly all the … Continue reading

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Peace

I predict that today you will learn about some form of conflict in the world.  This forecast seems to be a no-brainer, doesn’t it?  Our culture exists within a sea of conflict, so naturally we will learn of a new instance … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse Needed (OpEd)

Sometimes we might feel that getting a controversial point across to someone else in a heated conversation is like explaining trigonometry to a five-year-old.  No matter how many graphs, equations, appeals to reason, or practical descriptions one offers, your words … Continue reading

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Cooperation: An Op-Ed

Cooperation is a broad, thorny subject.  We instinctively know that with goodwill and sincerity, people are able to work together to accomplish goals that benefit everyone concerned.  One of the biggest problems is that of arriving at a place of … Continue reading

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Three Magic Words

The art of maintaining relationships is a tricky one.  The skills include tip-toeing through mine fields of hair trigger emotional traps that are set by your coworkers, friends, lover and yourself.  Sometimes it seems that life would be a whole … Continue reading

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