Conflict Management

Dealing with anger in the workplace

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“When a person expresses anger towards another, they are actually reflecting on anger within themselves. In essence, “a person cannot be angry with someone else, they can only be angry with themselves”. 1 Do you find yourself exposed to your work colleagues angry rant or stoney silence? Do they make you feel angry too? Rather than […]

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Courageous conversations or change management 101?

Courageous conversations or change management 101?

Mediation visionary Raymond Shonholtz posted a guest blog item on the New York Peace Institute website in November 2011. His comments explored the notion of courageous conversations. He spoke of conversations as being courageous because both the person’s actions and the message they delivered, put them in a position which was usually fraught with danger, […]

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Why managers dismiss workplace conflict

Why managers dismiss workplace conflict

Workplace conflict between staff, if left unchecked, tends to escalate – but most managers have a natural inclination to dismiss it. Employees are often promoted to management positions because they have particular skills – which are usually technical as opposed to interpersonal – and a certain level of resilience. They tend to cope well with […]

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