The Magic of Conflict

Turning a Life of Work Into a Work of Art

Author: Thomas F. Crum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 745

This set of simple techniques, including meditation, breathing exercises, openness, and play--Aiki--leads gently to a reordered state of mind. From overcoming apathy to understanding how conflict doesn't have to mean contest, Aiki turns mind-body integration principles into powerful tools.

Magic of Conflict

Author: Thomas Crum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 919

This set of simple techniques, including meditation, breathing exercises, openness, and play--Aiki--leads gently to a reordered state of mind. From overcoming apathy to understanding how conflict doesn't have to mean contest, Aiki turns mind-body integration principles into powerful tools.

The Magic of Conflict Personal Guidance System

Author: Thomas F. Crum

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Conflict

Page: 254

View: 481

This system integrates written, audio and visual materials into a cohesive framework for learning to treat conflict as opportunity, develop your personal power, and turn your life of work into a work of art.

The Magic of Dialogue

Transforming Conflict Into Cooperation

Author: Daniel Yankelovich

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 735

An exploration of the benefits of effective dialogue for leadership within contemporary business structures, containing a less hierarchical structure, offers fifteen strategies for developing the disciplined communication that can tighten focus, overcome mistrust, and solve problems. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The Way of Conflict

Elemental Wisdom for Resolving Disputes and Transcending Differences

Author: Deidre Combs

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 529

The Way of Conflict teaches strategies for using ancient wisdom and modern techniques to confidently engage in any dispute and reach a balanced resolution. This groundbreaking book integrates the wealth of conflict skills found throughout the world’s major religious and indigenous traditions with the latest scientific systems and conflict resolution theory. It uses the cross-cultural metaphor of the four natural elements — earth, water, fire, and air — to identify the innate conflict personality types and propose a productive path through the chaos of conflict. Combining her extensive experience as a licensed mediator and corporate trainer with wisdom gained from years of spiritual study, Combs uses assessment tests, anecdotes from indigenous and religious traditions, and illustrative folktales to show how to quickly assess a conflict and implement an appropriate resolution strategy.

Magic of Conflict

The Psychology of Conflict Management

Author: Edward Chan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Conflict management

Page:

View: 772

Religion, Science, and Magic : In Concert and in Conflict

In Concert and in Conflict

Author: Jacob Neusner Professor of Religion University of South Florida

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Magic

Page: 312

View: 615

Every culture makes the distinction between "true religion" and magic, regarding one action and its result as "miraculous," while rejecting another as the work of the devil. Surveying such topics as Babylonian witchcraft, Jesus the magician, magic in Hasidism and Kabbalah, and magic in Anglo-Saxon England, these ten essays provide a rigrous examination of the history of this distinction in Christianity and Judaism. Written by such distinguished scholars as Jacob Neusner, Hans Penner, Howard Kee, Tzvi Abusch, Susan R. Garrett, and Moshe Idel, the essays explore a broad range of topics, including how certain social groups sort out approved practices and beliefs from those that are disapproved--providing fresh insight into how groups define themselves; "magic" as an insider's term for the outsider's religion; and the tendency of religious traditions to exclude the magical. In addition the collection provides illuminating social, cultural, and anthropological explanations for the prominence of the magical in certain periods and literature.

Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader

How You and Your Organization Can Manage Conflict Effectively

Author: Craig E. Runde

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 456

The Second Edition of this classic resource on conflict resolution combines research, conceptual models, practitioner experience, and stories that highlight the core conflict competencies. The book underscores the importance for leaders to develop the critical skills they need to help them, their colleagues, and their organizations deal more effectively with conflict and move their organizations forward. This new edition expands on the conflict competence model, includes new tools and techniques, shows how to develop conflict competent teams and organizations, and offers a new online assessment.

The Joy of Conflict Resolution

Transforming Victims, Villains and Heroes in the Workplace and at Home

Author: Gary Harper

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 637

All you need to understand the dynamics of conflict -- and the joy of resolution

Engaging Communication in Conflict

Systemic Practice

Author: Stephen W. Littlejohn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 882

Written from the authors' experience in conflict intervention in their private consulting practice, Engaging Communication in Conflict uses a communication perspective to address insights and methods in private mediation, small group facilitation, system design, large-scale interventions, and public-issue management. This book offers encouragement for a world sometimes overwhelmed by conflict and presents an expanded and pragmatic definition of peace. Stephen Littlejohn and Kathy Domenici discuss numerous methods and principles in conflict resolution. They explore transformative mediation, the team mediation system, assessment and evaluation, systemic design, gaming methodology, issue framing and public deliberation, study circles, dialogue groups, and many other interventions. These methods and principles are adapted from a spectrum of theory and practice and include fresh and innovative approaches designed by the authors and their colleagues.

Chinese Conflict Management and Resolution

Author: Guo-Ming Chen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

View: 483

With its large population and impressive economic accomplishments over the last two decades, China has become a major player on the world stage. This collection of essays takes critical steps toward understanding the way the Chinese manage and resolve conflict. 20 chapters form the most comprehensive book ever published on the subject, one that explores both its theoretical and practical aspects.

From Conflict to Conversation

The Official Verbal Aikido™ Practitioner's Guide

Author: Luke A. Archer

Publisher: Betterfly Press

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 204

View: 986

Verbal Aikido™ is a peaceful and effective way to manage negativity and verbal attacks. This art is inspired by the practice and philosophy of Japanese martial aikido. The Practitioner's Guide gives you a comprehensive body of text, activities and resources, empowering you to transform verbal aggressions into positive and balanced outcomes. Aggressors are accompanied as partners rather than adversaries. Win-lose perspectives evolve into opportunities for relationships to develop sustainably. Through regular application and posture-focused training, practitioners develop an assertive communication that transforms relationships, both internally and externally. Develop your capacities to manage verbal attacks and negativity in a simple and effective way. Move from conflict to conversation, with your team, your community and yourself!

Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies

Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy

Author: Thomas Matyók

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 418

View: 972

Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy, edited by Thomas Matyók, Jessica Senehi, and Sean Byrne, discusses critical issues in the emerging field of Peace and Conflict Studies, and suggests a framework for the future development of the field and the education of its practitioners and academics. Contributors to the book are recognized scholars and practitioners in their respective fields. The authors take an holistic approach to the study, analysis, and resolution of conflict at the micro, meso, macro, and mega levels.

Teaching Conflict Resolution Through Children's Literature

Author: William J. Kreidler

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 671

Lesson plans for teachers of grades K-2 explain conflict and its causes, offer examples from literature, and suggest activities for resolving hypothetical conflicts

The Authority Guide to Conflict Resolution

A revolutionary approach to effective collaboration

Author: Jane Gunn

Publisher: SRA Books

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

View: 184

Capture and harness the positive energy that different personalities and approaches bring to conquer the problems that can harm teamwork, productivity and engagement in your business. In this practical Authority Guide, mediation expert Jane Gunn will teach you all the essential skills you need to constructively manage change, challenges and crisis. Develop a deeper understanding of conflict and how to transform it, as you unlock the secret to true collaboration and promote a culture of respect, cooperation and success.

High Conflict

Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out

Author: Amanda Ripley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 774

When we are baffled by the insanity of the “other side”—in our politics, at work, or at home—it’s because we aren’t seeing how the conflict itself has taken over. That’s what “high conflict” does. It’s the invisible hand of our time. And it’s different from the useful friction of healthy conflict. That’s good conflict, and it’s a necessary force that pushes us to be better people. High conflict, by contrast, is what happens when discord distills into a good-versus-evil kind of feud, the kind with an us and a them. In this state, the normal rules of engagement no longer apply. The brain behaves differently. We feel increasingly certain of our own superiority and, at the same time, more and more mystified by the other side. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley investigates how good people get captured by high conflict—and how they break free. Our journey begins in California, where a world-renowned conflict expert struggles to extract himself from a political feud. Then we meet a Chicago gang leader who dedicates his life to a vendetta—only to find himself working beside the man who killed his childhood idol. Next, we travel to Colombia, to find out whether thousands of people can be nudged out of high conflict at scale. Finally, we return to America to see what happens when a group of liberal Manhattan Jews and conservative Michigan corrections officers choose to stay in each other’s homes in order to understand one another better. All these people, in dramatically different situations, were drawn into high conflict by similar forces, including conflict entrepreneurs, humiliation, and false binaries. But ultimately, all of them found ways to transform high conflict into something good, something that made them better people. They rehumanized and recatego­rized their opponents, and they revived curiosity and wonder, even as they continued to fight for what they knew was right. People do escape high conflict. Individuals—even entire communities—can short-circuit the feedback loops of outrage and blame, if they want to. This is a mind-opening new way to think about conflict that will transform how we move through the world.