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18 posts from December 2007

December 12, 2007

30% of a typical managers time

Up to 30% of a typical managers time is spent dealing with conflict.
Thomas, K and Schmidt, W. (1976)

Peace is not the absence of conflict

“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict --
alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.”

Dorothy Thompson

The Facilitation of Negotiation

Mediation is the facilitation of negotiation.
Norman R. Page

December 04, 2007

Flow with whatever is happening

"Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate."

Chuang Tzu

Deep listening from the heart

"Deep listening from the heart is one half of true communication. Speaking from the heart is the other half."

Sara Paddison

Recall what you were worrying about one year ago

"If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today."

E. Joseph Cossman

A sad soul

"A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ."

John Steinbeck

Peace within yourself

“First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”

Thomas a Kempis

Make this conflict explicit

“Instead of suppressing conflicts, specific channels could be created to make this conflict explicit, and specific methods could be set up by which the conflict is resolved.”

Albert Low

I will fight no more forever

“Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.”

Chief Joseph