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Six Factors That Can Make Matters Worse: Emotion

Emotion is the known-unknown influence. We know emotions are always involved in conflict. Just which emotions, and how strong they are, is difficult to actually calculate.  This is where communication and trust can help. When emotions are involved, they can override the controls that gauge communication and trust. Open communication and strong trust help manage …

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Meta-Culture’s Groundbreaking Initiative in India

PIONEERING GARMENT SECTOR INITIATIVE COMES TO A CLOSE Our friends at Meta-Culture in Bangalore, India have announced the conclusion of their 2-year dialogue with the GSR. Facilitation of this magnitude, length, reach, and number and diversity of participants is a remarkable accomplishment, requiring time, patience, finances and ongoing learning on behalf of all involved.  OvalOptions …

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What we learned from “what we learned”. Obama/Romney Debate

The Presidential Debate in Denver on Wednesday night gave reporters plenty of things to write about –who won, who lost and what it all means.  One source (CNN.com) posted an article entitled “5 Things We Learned From the Presidential Debate”. It lists five aspects to be taken from the debate to determine what should be, …

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From the Inside Out: First Level Conflict Management

The field of Conflict Resolution has grown in the last 30 years, concentrating on processes such as peace building, mediation, truth commissions, and reconciliation to name a few.  The impact of Con-Res has become increasingly noticeable and its methods sought after. Yet these reactive efforts do not go far enough. Like the old saying goes, …

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