Welcome to The Space Between, a conflict resolution blog + podcast about turning our difficult conversations into some of our best conversations. “The space between” is the figurative terrain between them and us, between where we are and where we want to be, and between who we are and who we want to be when we’re in a difficult conversation.
Read or listen
Don’t suppress or stifle — shift
Like having a mediator in the living room with you.
Changing our minds is exhausting.
We belong to each other. – Mother Teresa
Get ahead of acute or chronic conflict.
Go ahead, cozy on up to it.
A good one for your favorite questions list.
Have better disagreements in your personal and professional relationships.
3 questions for choosing the right tool at the right time.
Beliefs can and do create social reality.
We’ll call this the George Takei method.
Use the psychology of agreement to start your conversation right.
It’s all about frame of reference.
The best kind of experiment.
“At what point do I get to be the one to talk?”
Welcome to Do-Land.
For once, labels are a good thing.
Thank you, Universe.
Prevent your natural negativity bias from hijacking your smarts.
Fallback criteria save the day. Again.
Another cognitive trap just waiting to spring on you.
Listening is not just waiting to talk.
It’ll steer you wrong.
That damn gravity.
Find a quiet spot for two minutes.
Stop trying to wrangle people into things. It’s way too much work.
A soft start is just the ticket.
Use a centering question to get your balance back.
Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.