This is a special post for the audience of my keynote at the Taming the Tiger: The Southeastern Conflict Management Conference in Nashville, TN. It was an honor to talk about the ways that elegant problem solving and conflict engagement can transform our organizations, our relationships, and our lives. The folks at Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management deserve high praise for creating and delivering such a fine event.
I told a number of stories during the keynote and shared ideas for the ways leaders can transform how conflict unfolds in organizations, families, and communities of all sizes and shapes. A few of those stories and ideas were captured in previous posts here at Conflict Zen:
- How category errors make you a less effective conflict resolver
- Don’t miss the gorilla
- The camel conundrum and the art of creative problem solving
- The cat who meowed during evening meditation
- How conflict behavior change is like a walk in the woods
- Changing conflict behavior and the problem of reflexive loops
- Expanded-pie thinking in conflict resolution
- Big M and little m mediation
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