Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Radical Experiment in Empathy

“Step outside your tiny little world, and step into the tiny little world of someone else” – a fabulous talk from Sam Richards on Empathy that everyone would benefit from watching. From The Conflict Tool Box, published by Mediation Matters Advertisements

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High Conflict Personalities (Behaviours)

Did a day’s training in High Conflict Personalities (Behaviours) with Sandra Fenton a couple of weeks ago – fascinating stuff.  It was reassuring to know that I have been handling these behaviours (that I come across in my work) in the … Continue reading

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Family Dispute Resolution – Collaborative Law

I’m spending 2 days in Collaborative Law training – the new way (in NZ) to resolve divorce, relationship property, and parenting issues without involving the Courts or a Third Party.  I’m the only non-lawyer on the course, and am enjoying … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Embrace Conflict – published

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will recognise this title.  My article just got published in Employment Today magazine – July edition. 10 Reasons to Embrace Conflict Conflict can be  part and parcel of … Continue reading

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How to improve your life through dialogue

Would you like to change your life for the better? Would you like to understand more about how you behave in conflict, the reasons for your behaviour, and how you can create more constructive dialogue?  You will find this incredibly … Continue reading

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How to communicate with terrorists

Nonviolent Communication has far-reaching uses.  This is Marshall Rosenberg talking about how he’s used NVC in mediations and other conversations with warring communities and terrorists.

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From self-empathy to silent empathy

Following on from the last post, This is another in Ike Lasater’s ‘Workplace Tips’ series to help you make the most of your work day. “Even if you did no other practice, consistently meeting your need for empathy would be … Continue reading

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