Monthly Archives December 2012

Policy Formation : HOA – Home Owner Conflict Resolution

Posted by Devin Rau on December 26, 2012  /   Posted in Family Options

As a Conflict Practitioner, I am always on the lookout for situations where people or groups find themselves in positions where their respective interests come into conflict.  Those that particularly interest me are ones where norms of behavior or changing social institutions, rather than the people involved, create conflicts.  Recently, while researching the viability of
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A discussion of gun violence:

Posted by Brian S. Beck, M.A. on December 19, 2012  /   Posted in Pub Dialogues

A discussion of gun violence: With the recent incidents of gun violence in Aurora, Clackamas, and Newtown social media forums have experienced an outpouring of discussion about gun violence, mental health, the NRA and the Second Amendment.  These discussions are emotional and informational. We see this as an opportunity to tackle the issues at hand,
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Five Steps to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace

Posted by Larry Cerrillo on December 14, 2012  /   Posted in Business Options

Five steps to resolve conflict in the workplace As a business manager and leader, don’t ignore conflict in your workplace or business. Here are some tips to get you started toward conflict resolution:   1 Let them vent. Sit down with your employees one-on-one and give them a chance to talk through it. As awful
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Conflict Resolution: Painless Profit During a Tough Economy

Posted by Larry Cerrillo on December 14, 2012  /   Posted in Business Options

The most overlooked potential for maintaining and potentially increasing profit during a down economy is to focus on your staff. If you are seeing an increase in absenteeism, tardiness, turnover, passive aggressive behavior, or congregation around the coffee pot, you may have problems. These problems are typically associated with unacknowledged conflict. The conflicts may be
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Avoiding Family Conflict During the Holidays

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on December 08, 2012  /   Posted in Family Options

Avoiding Family Conflict During the Holidays Happy Holidays are not always so happy. You might actually be dreading a potential conflict or confrontation with a family member you have not seen since last December.  The anticipation of such conflict might even cause you stress. Getting together with your family can be an opportunity for tension
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