A Strategic Communications Plan Would Have Avoided Conflict A lack of communication by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) appears to have been a key factor in U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro’s decision to dismiss charges filed by the federal government against Cliven Bundy earlier this year. A clearly written and followed strategic communications… read more →
Dear Valued Associate, This week is one of my favorite annual work events. Every year around this time I get to spend several days with a bunch of extremely smart graduate students on the brink of launching their careers. They’re committed, enthusiastic, not yet jaded and teaching them always gets my juices flowing – it’s a… read more →
We’re in the people business. So we like to observe people. Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the incredible experience of watching two small boys learn how to deal with the world and with each other. And it hit me: Yikes – people start out as children!
People deal with conflict in a variety of ways, therefore you need different conflict resolution strategies. We at Participation Company spend a lot of time talking about conflict resolution through active listening and training people to resolve conflict using a variety of strategies. This is how the Thomas-Kilmann measurement instrument and their five conflict resolution strategies… read more →