How to Manage Conflict with the Powerful and Entrenched”>extraordinary

Thanks for the wonderful feedback on my just-completed 3-part series on how to constructively engage when there is CONFLICT.  I got wonderful push back, too.  Some argued against the usefulness of my prescriptions in important cases.  For example, my deliberate, humble and honest approach to engaging conflict seemed to these readers to be of questionable … Continued

Resolving Interpersonal Conflict – 3rd of 3

My business partner M.A. used to say, “Muller, we teach best what we most need to learn.” So, I’ve been teaching myself about conflict over the last two weeks.  Here in Red is a summary of the first two RFL columns on the topic: 1: Heighten your awareness of conflict.  Awareness creates new choices. 2: Conflict is always … Continued

Curbing the Curse of Conflict – Part Two

This is part 2 of 3 in thinking about one of – if not the greatest energy-sucks in organizational and family life:  Conflict. Last week, I suggested a three-part foundation (if you missed last week’s RFL, the three parts are described in a little more detail at the end of this): Last week’s lessons: 1: … Continued

How You Can Get a Handle on the Costly Curse of Conflict

We were seven kids in a pretty healthy family.  Seven kids in a 3-bedroom ranch. Oh, and seven 7 kids in our one Ford Country Squire. Picture the 9 of us, sardine chldren: We were a daily and nightly laboratory of conflict. My memory is that there was crying on pretty much a daily basis. Like … Continued