Conflict Resolution

  • Most Topular Stories

  • "The Trouble with Mirror Neurons": Do people really even have them?

    Brains On Purpose™
    StephanieWestAllen
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    From "The Trouble with Mirror Neurons" (mindful): When researchers discovered neurons in monkey brains that fired when an action was performed or observed, they were dubbed “mirror neurons.” And they quickly became the go-to explanation for empathy. Decades later, says Sharon Begley, the evidence that human beings have them is sketchy at best. ... Mirror neurons were indeed a paradigm-changing...
  • The 8 Money Metaphors that shape your life and your business: Werewolf, Bees, Nuts, Rain, Wood, Fish, Energy, Friend

    Pace Smith
    Pace
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    Does money slip out of your fingers as soon as you get it? Do you get into financial trouble and not really understand how you got there? Or have you negotiated an uneasy truce with money, a truce that works pretty well but might be blocking you from wild financial success? Maybe it’s because of your money metaphor. Here are 8 metaphors, 8 common ways of relating to money, that shape your life and your business. I’ll describe each of the 8 metaphors and, after each one, I’ll ask you some follow-up questions to help you explore your relationship with money more deeply. Money…
  • Hijab Games & Pink Shirt Days

    conflict-resolution « WordPress.com Tag Feed
    Laura Grace Weldon
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    “Whenever one person stands up and says, “Wait a minute, this is wrong,” it helps other people do the same.”  Gloria Steinem A high school soccer referee barred Samah Aidah from her March 12th game because she wore a hijab, even though the association that governs soccer internationally had already lifted rules preventing players from wearing head covers. Samah’s teammates responded. At their next game, every single girl wore a hijab in playful solidarity with her. Samah Aidah and her teammates smiling together at Overland High School in Denver,…
  • Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present

    ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace)
    Sanjana
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    I was invited today by the American Centre in Colombo today to deliver a lecture on digital archives in general, from the perspective of a citizen archivist. The presentation looked at the ways information around contemporary events, issues and processes, in Sri Lanka and elsewhere, are being generated digitally and largely lost for posterity, raising the challenge of archiving this plethora of content. The presentation also looked at how subjective curation, collective participation, the democratisation of technical platforms and their use have radically altered how we perceive our past,…
  • Back to Work

    Nancy Love's Weblog
    Dr. Nancy Love
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I have been writing the BEACHs book for three years now. Somehow over that time pieces of it have ended up in different location. Today I think I have pulled it all back together and can begin to work again on this ambitious and potentially important book. You may recall it is about sociology in the workplace and uses the enneagram as a basis for a sociological construct to understand and predict how people react to each other in the workplace. I am excited about the book and the myriad ideas in my head. I am realizing again how much perseverance and patience it takes to put a book together.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Brains On Purpose™

  • "The Trouble with Mirror Neurons": Do people really even have them?

    StephanieWestAllen
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    From "The Trouble with Mirror Neurons" (mindful): When researchers discovered neurons in monkey brains that fired when an action was performed or observed, they were dubbed “mirror neurons.” And they quickly became the go-to explanation for empathy. Decades later, says Sharon Begley, the evidence that human beings have them is sketchy at best. ... Mirror neurons were indeed a paradigm-changing...
  • Video: Amishi Jha on the neuroscience of mindfulness

    StephanieWestAllen
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    In February, a large group of us were fortunate to hear neuroscientist Amishi Jha speak on the brain science of mindfulness. All of you, no matter where you are, can watch part of her program now. Click to see her Friday evening lecture. The YouTube description: Respected brain researcher Amishi Jha brings a fascinating exploration of findings from cutting-edge neuroscience...
  • Good to hear: Two interviews with me have made top-10 or most-listened-to lists

    StephanieWestAllen
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:23 pm
    I am pleased to say that the interview by Zena Zumeta of me for the Texas Conflict Coach Radio Blog Show was one of The Best of 2013. The description: Brains on Purpose: Traits and States to Shape Your Conflict Fate Our brains are changing all the time. We can be in control of those changes or we can have...
  • An authentically calming voice: Another benefit of mindfulness for lawyers, mediators, counselors

    StephanieWestAllen
    23 Mar 2014 | 8:15 am
    Your tone of voice can affect your client's ability to hear you, especially in times of stress. In order to have a tone of voice that allows us to be heard, we need to monitor our own level of tension, our own level of defensiveness, our own level of feeling safe. Ongoing monitoring requires mindfulness. And a truly calming tone...
  • Video: The Lawyer's Brain on Meditation

    StephanieWestAllen
    19 Mar 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The latest video to be posted on the YouTube channel for the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in the Law is The Lawyer's Brain on Meditation: Insights from Neuroscience. The description: Neuroscientist Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph D, Science Director of the Greater Good Science Center, presents at Berkeley Law on the ways meditation can improve the well-being, concentration, and emotional intelligence of...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Pace Smith

  • The 8 Money Metaphors that shape your life and your business: Werewolf, Bees, Nuts, Rain, Wood, Fish, Energy, Friend

    Pace
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    Does money slip out of your fingers as soon as you get it? Do you get into financial trouble and not really understand how you got there? Or have you negotiated an uneasy truce with money, a truce that works pretty well but might be blocking you from wild financial success? Maybe it’s because of your money metaphor. Here are 8 metaphors, 8 common ways of relating to money, that shape your life and your business. I’ll describe each of the 8 metaphors and, after each one, I’ll ask you some follow-up questions to help you explore your relationship with money more deeply. Money…
  • Spiritual Entrepreneur Podcast 015: Kristin Noelle on the power of art

    Pace
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    She sketches with ink and pastel, And each has a story to tell. Of trust and of tending, Of blessings unending. I’m speaking of Kristin Noelle. Highlights: Santa Pause changing your business to focus more on your art trust vs. fear vitamins and pies when fear happens, heal it or avoid it? seeing with the eyes of the heart our greatest place of learning is our greatest place of teaching Links: Kingman Ink You can find Kristin at KristinNoelle.com, and you can check out her latest offer, Healing Waves, which starts on Monday! To subscribe or listen to past episodes of the Spiritual…
  • 8 practical tips to feel less tired and more well-rested

    Pace
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    For the past few months, I’ve been feeling low-energy, lethargic, and groggy, sometimes bordering on depressed. It’s been difficult to get things done, let alone feel passionate about my Great Work. I’ve been sleuthing and trying lots of different things – especially things to help me sleep better. Here’s my report on what worked and what didn’t. Disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional. I’m just sharing my experience. 1. Vitamin B12 This was one of the 3 most helpful things. I heard that vegetarians need B12, so I tried it out. When I first…
  • How wobble bass can help your business

    Pace
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:58 am
    I love dubstep. (I’m probably the only person over 30 you’ll hear say that.) And the thing I love most about dubstep is the wobble bass. That WUB WUB WUB WUBWUBWUB sends shivers down my spine every time. One creative weekend day, I was playing around in Renoise (my music composition program of choice) and I decided to learn how to make my own wobble bass. I found a tutorial on YouTube, followed the steps… and it sounded like a cat hissing into a McDonalds intercom. What?! Where’s my wub? I tried a different sample, modulated it… and it sounded like a whale…
  • Spiritual Entrepreneur Podcast 014: Tara Swiger on Undercover Christianity

    Pace
    13 Mar 2014 | 5:58 am
    Tara Swiger gives us her perspective on being a Christian who doesn’t fit the stereotypes of Christians, and how her beliefs affect her business without being overt or preachy. Tara Swiger began spinning twine* And now she helps you redefine Your biz as exploring. And if that’s too boring, She also adores Deep Space Nine. Highlights: When people think “Christian” they think of Ned Flanders from The Simpsons “For me, it’s about love.” -Tara Swiger Being a spiritual entrepreneur doesn’t necessarily mean bringing your spirituality into your…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    conflict-resolution « WordPress.com Tag Feed

  • Hijab Games & Pink Shirt Days

    Laura Grace Weldon
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    “Whenever one person stands up and says, “Wait a minute, this is wrong,” it helps other people do the same.”  Gloria Steinem A high school soccer referee barred Samah Aidah from her March 12th game because she wore a hijab, even though the association that governs soccer internationally had already lifted rules preventing players from wearing head covers. Samah’s teammates responded. At their next game, every single girl wore a hijab in playful solidarity with her. Samah Aidah and her teammates smiling together at Overland High School in Denver,…
  • The Joy of Gnarly Cross-Cultural Gigs and Reducing Secret Meetings

    Tim Sullivan
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The client approached me for help. Productivity was down, tensions were high, the American staff felt disrespected, and Japanese managers were perceived by the locals as arrogant and unwilling to adapt their management style to American culture. Same old story. This time I really did have my work cut out for me. More accurately, the client’s staff had their work cut out for them. But it was too early to break the news that outside consultants can’t solve a company’s internal problems, that my job is to help them better define their “current situation” so they can figure…
  • Member Spotlight: Jo-Ann Rodrigues builds conflict resolution skills in Africa, the Middle East and Asia

    wpsncanada
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    WPSN-C Steering Committee member, Jo-Ann Rodrigues, empowers women and men by building conflict resolution skills in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Jo-Ann Rodrigues is a Gender Equality and Conflict Resolution Consultant who has worked with UN agencies and NGOs in Canada and abroad. Having worked at both grassroots and international levels, Jo has an intimate understanding of challenges faced by women in the global South. Through her work, Jo aims to empower women and men with conflict resolution skills to transform conflict into peace-building and to eliminate sexual and gender-based…
  • Dealing with conflict will have a positive outcome – but only if you handle it right

    paradisecomputing
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Imagine two chefs in a busy kitchen. It’s been so busy that the restaurant is down to its last orange. Both chefs want the orange. They begin to argue. Neither wants to give in. They decide to chop the orange in half. So what is the moral of the story? Well, one chef wanted the juice from the orange to make a cordial. The other chef wanted the zest from the orange to make a soufflé. The moral of the story is that if each chef had declared and shared why they wanted the orange, then each chef could have got what they wanted. People often approach conflict as an ‘us and them’ issue.
  • How We Face Conflict: A Metaphorical Vision

    Vlad Spitzer
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
        THE FENCE There where the dim past and future mingle their nebulous hopes and aspirations there I lie. There where truth and untruth struggle in endless and bloody combat, there I lie. There where time moves forwards and backwards with not one moment’s pause for sighing, there I lie. There where the body ages relentlessly and only the feeble mind can wander back there I lie in open-souled amazement There where all the opposites arrive to plague the inner senses, but do not fuse, I hold my head; and then contrive to stop the constant motion. my head goes round and round, but…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace)

  • Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present

    Sanjana
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    I was invited today by the American Centre in Colombo today to deliver a lecture on digital archives in general, from the perspective of a citizen archivist. The presentation looked at the ways information around contemporary events, issues and processes, in Sri Lanka and elsewhere, are being generated digitally and largely lost for posterity, raising the challenge of archiving this plethora of content. The presentation also looked at how subjective curation, collective participation, the democratisation of technical platforms and their use have radically altered how we perceive our past,…
  • Public lecture | Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present

    Sanjana
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:23 am
    On 24th April at the American Centre in Colombo, from 3pm to I guess around 5pm, I’ll be talking about the challenges around archiving digital content on the Internet and web. Titled Capturing the ephemeral: Archiving our digital present, the presentation will look at the ways information around contemporary events, issues and processes, in Sri Lanka and elsewhere, are being generated digitally and largely lost for posterity, raising the challenge of archiving this plethora of content. The presentation will also look at how subjective curation, collective participation, the…
  • An ethical and rights based framework for non-lethal use of UAVs and drones

    Sanjana
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation’s blog. I March this year, Patrick Meier wrote to me and to Daniel Stauffacher, the head of the ICT4Peace Foundation, to give input into what at the time was a draft note around creating a global network of civilian UAV pilots to support humanitarian efforts. The draft concept note was a compelling call to focus on what is already a growing practice of using UAVs for non-lethal purposes, ranging from post-disaster needs assessments to their use in development programmes. The stigma justifiably associated with and perception of UAVs as vehicles…
  • FlipBoard magazines on ICT4Peace, Crisis Mapping, Big Data, Drones and more

    Sanjana
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    I’ve been for a while a daily consumer of content through FlipBoard. I first downloaded it on to my iPad Mini around 3 years ago and have since found it an indispensable app to keep up with the information and news I want to follow. It helps that it’s also one of the best looking apps around for smartphones and tablets. Over time, the app allowed users to curate and publish, using the app, their own magazines. I launched the Groundviews FlipBoard magazine in 2013, which to date remains the only media related magazine published out of Sri Lanka on the platform. Also last year, I…
  • Vladimir Putin must be called to account on surveillance just like Obama

    Sanjana
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    I blew the whistle on the NSA’s surveillance practices not because I believed that the United States was uniquely at fault, but because I believe that mass surveillance of innocents – the construction of enormous, state-run surveillance time machines that can turn back the clock on the most intimate details of our lives – is a threat to all people, everywhere, no matter who runs them. Last year, I risked family, life, and freedom to help initiate a global debate that even Obama himself conceded “will make our nation stronger”. I am no more willing to trade my principles…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Nancy Love's Weblog

  • Back to Work

    Dr. Nancy Love
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I have been writing the BEACHs book for three years now. Somehow over that time pieces of it have ended up in different location. Today I think I have pulled it all back together and can begin to work again on this ambitious and potentially important book. You may recall it is about sociology in the workplace and uses the enneagram as a basis for a sociological construct to understand and predict how people react to each other in the workplace. I am excited about the book and the myriad ideas in my head. I am realizing again how much perseverance and patience it takes to put a book together.
  • Love with no regrets…

    Dr. Nancy Love
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    One of my favourite t-shirts has this saying on it… Love with no regrets.  I am wearing it today as a label.  That is who I am…. Love, Nancy Love … with no regrets.  I need to wear it from time to time to keep in touch with that part  of me that lives in the here and now. Regrets like worry are a waste of time.  That was then.  This is now. Let it go. I remember wearing this shirt in Hawaii and having a half a dozen people read it and give me a smile or a high-five or a “Nice t-shirt!”  It is a good sentiment.  I am not sure that everyone attaches the…
  • A Bio I Like

    Dr. Nancy Love
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
      Dr. Love is the founder of the PULSE Institute and the author of PULSE Conversations for Change and The Complex PULSE. She is passionate about giving people the courage and confidence they need to make a change in their lives and a difference in the world. As Executive Coach, a Consultant and Teacher with the PULSE Institute for the past twelve years, Dr. Nancy Love provides her clients with structures and skills for managing social exchanges.  She believes in PULSE as a core competency for leaders or anyone who does their work in conversation.  If you are vicariously responsible for…
  • Checklists and Coherence

    Dr. Nancy Love
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    Thank you to those who joined me on yesterdays webinar. The link to the recording will be posted on the events calendar at http://www.pulseinstitute.com or you can email me and I will send it to you.  I also added it to the bottom of this post for your convenience. I spent a great deal of time thinking about how to address checklists on the broadcast. I wanted to touch on the history of checklists as a tool for people who do their work in conversation. Any agenda at any meeting is a checklist. The PULSE checklists where created to help people in difficult situations remember what needs to be…
  • Checklists – For People Who Do Their Work in Social Exchanges

    Dr. Nancy Love
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    When I first starting thinking about Checklists I associated them with routine and ritual.  Now I know that the reason you have a checklist is because something is NOT routine and you do not have a ritual that matches it.  Checklists are for those things that are not natural.  They are best used to guide you through processes that are counterintuitive like the PULSE Frame. This week on Friday I will be presenting a free webinar on Checklists and the different applications for PULSE.  I have been thinking a lot about the way that I use PULSE and how often I can use it to analyze what went…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    NCDD Community News

  • The New Civics Grant Initiative

    Roshan Bliss
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    We recently came across a grant opportunity from the Spencer Foundation that we think would be an excellent match for some of the folks in the NCDD network. The New Civics grant initiative offers two levels of grant funding to apply to projects in civic education and action, as well as a third category for quality measurement research. We encourage you to read more about The New Civics below, or find the original posting from the Spencer Foundation here. The New Civics initiative is embedded within the broader Foundation belief that cultivating knowledge and new ideas about education will…
  • Recognizing NCDD’s fabulous Office Manager, Joy Garman

    Sandy Heierbacher
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Today is “Administrative Professionals Day,” and I wanted to take a moment to thank our amazing office manager, Joy Garman. Many of you hear from Joy when you first join the Coalition, when it’s time to renew, when you have a question about sending dues or conference registration fees, and when we need a new bio from you. Joy started working with NCDD in 2006 soon after Andy and I moved from Vermont to Pennsylvania, and we’re now completely dependent on her!  :) Joy manages our Quickbooks, she manages the database, and keeps the membership rolls in good standing. She…
  • Innovative Journalism Can Take Public Conversation to Scale

    Tom Atlee
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    We have barely begun to use major media and journalism – both old and new forms – to scale up the impact of powerful public conversations about public issues beyond the rooms and online forums where those conversations take place. Our societies urgently need innovations and development in the area of public conversation journalism in order to bring collective intelligence and community wisdom into our policy-making and into the everyday activities of ordinary citizens and organizations. In this post I want to highlight the most remarkable public conversation journalism I’ve…
  • CommunityMatters & CIRD Conference Call this Thursday

    Roshan Bliss
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:58 pm
    We wanted to make sure NCDD members know that our organizational partners with CommunityMatters are working with the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design to host an application assistance call this Thursday, April 24th from 3-4pm. The call is a follow up to their April 2nd Program Information Webinar on a Request for Proposals from the National Endowment for the Arts and Project for Public Spaces that is still open. This week’s call will feature thoughts from Cynthia Nikitin of the Project for Public Spaces, and CIRD staff will be available to answer questions about the…
  • Important 10-question survey for NCDD volunteers and contractors

    Sandy Heierbacher
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    To all members of the NCDD community: With our small staff and modest budget over the years, we’ve always relied on NCDD members to step forward as volunteers to plan the national and regional conferences, organize our online events, host our book clubs, contribute content to the website, create videos, provide each other with advice, and so much more.  We are a Coalition after all, and that’s part of our culture. I hope you’ve noticed that NCDD has a lot going on these days — now more than ever before, from my vantage point. We have our new member map and directory, regular…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Welcome to Peacemakers Trust | Resources and news

  • CAR’s archbishop and imam in peace drive

    story spotted by Catherine Morris
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:27 pm
    The conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is often described as being between Muslims and Christians but two religious leaders are working together to end the bloodshed that has displaced about 20% of the population. The BBC’s Tim Whewell joined them on one of their trips to promote peace. The archbishop finishes tying luggage to the roof of the 4×4, and climbs into the driver’s seat. “The task is hard,” he says. “But for God, nothing is impossible.” The chief imam, beside him, smiles in agreement. And with that, they’re off – on a…
  • Why coexistence doesn’t equal reconciliation in Rwanda

    story spotted by Catherine Morris
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    … fragments from a series of first-person accounts … collected to mark the 20th anniversary of Rwanda’s 100 days of slaughter. Taken together, they give extraordinary insight into the psychology of atrocity: how so many ordinary people – friends, neighbours, doctors, teachers, priests – could take part in the bloodletting. They also hint at the moral complexity underlying Rwanda’s efforts to balance truth and reconciliation, justice and forgiveness… Twenty years later, old resentments fester alongside new.
  • Rwanda: Portraits of Reconciliation

    story spotted by Catherine Morris
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Last month, the photographer Pieter Hugo went to southern Rwanda, two decades after nearly a million people were killed during the country’s genocide, and captured a series of unlikely, almost unthinkable tableaus. In one, a woman rests her hand on the shoulder of the man who killed her father and brothers. In another, a woman poses with a casually reclining man who looted her property and whose father helped murder her husband and children. In many of these photos, there is little evident warmth between the pairs, and yet there they are, together. In each, the perpetrator is a Hutu who was…
  • The Rise of Rwanda’s Women: Rebuilding and Reuniting a Nation

    story spotted by Catherine Morris
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    Twenty years ago, in 100 days of slaughter between April and July 1994, an estimated one million Rwandan men, women, and children were killed by their fellow citizens. It was one of the worst genocides in history, and its effects still ripple through Rwanda, central and eastern Africa, and the world at large. It would be obscene to say that such a catastrophe has had even the thinnest silver lining. But it did create a natural — or unnatural — experiment, as the country’s social, economic, and political institutions were wiped out by the genocide. And in important respects, the…
  • From Fear to Freedom: Shedding light on a lesser known chapter of the Rwanda genocide

    story spotted by Catherine Morris
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    Beatha Kayitesi’s story, From Fear to Freedom, on Global’s 16×9, sheds light on a lesser-known chapter of that nation’s tragedy. It is a living account of the years before the genocide and the attempts to which one person will go to achieve peace.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Waging Nonviolence

  • Meet WNV’s new Networks Editor

    The Editors
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm
    by The Editors One thing we’ve learned over the nearly five years that we’ve run this site — a milestone we’re getting ready to celebrate next month, by the way — is that movement coverage is a two way street. Being in touch with networks of organizers and activists is not only the best way to gather story ideas, it’s also the most efficient and effective way to distribute our content. To help us strengthen our connections with these networks and thereby provide better coverage and amplification of people power, Waging Nonviolence has hired a networks editor. Her…
  • Three years after a murder, Mexican movement demands justice

    Marta Molina
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    by Marta Molina Family members of those who were killed in the so-called “war on drugs” gather for an offer to the dead in Cuernavaca, Mexico in March 2011. (WNV/isolda Osorio) It has been three years since the main square of Cuernavaca, in the state of Morelos, Mexico, filled up with signs displaying the names of those who have died and disappeared during the poorly-named “war against drugs,” which has lead to at least 80,000 deaths and 20,000 disappearances. It has been three years since the cry of “estamos hasta la madre” — “we’ve had it up…
  • Artists target drone operators with a giant portrait of one of their victims

    Eric Stoner
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    by Eric Stoner A portrait of a drone victim in Pakistan as seen from a drone. (notabugsplat.com) In a brilliant creative action, an art collective with the help of enthusiastic locals unfurled an enormous poster in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of a young girl who lost her parents and two younger siblings to a drone strike in August 2009. The portrait is entitled #NotABugSplat, which is a reference to the term “bugsplat,” used by drone operators to dehumanize victims of their missile strikes. Rather than seeing small, grainy figures comparable to insects on their…
  • Tunisia: ‘Democracy startup’?

    Marisa Holmes and Bruno Giuliani
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    by Marisa Holmes and Bruno Giuliani On February 3 President Obama called the new Tunisian prime minister, Mehdi Jomaa, to congratulate him on his inauguration, saying, “The United States will continue to be a friend and partner to Tunisia to support its democratic transition, to bolster security, and to promote a more peaceful and prosperous future.” He then invited Jomaa to Washington. This week Jomaa began his U.S. tour. On April 1 he met with Google CEO Eric Schmidt before stopping by Columbia Business School for a chat with students and professors. In his speech, during which the…
  • Lady Gaga resurrects Gandhi

    Bryan Farrell
    23 Mar 2014 | 11:57 am
    by Bryan Farrell Gandhi rises from the dead in Lady Gaga’s new music video. In case you were worried about Gandhi’s legacy, you may now breathe a sigh of relief, as he and his message of nonviolence are now almost assured to live on thanks to Lady Gaga’s new music video/short film “G.U.Y.” The pop star resurrects the Mahatma, along with Jesus, John Lennon and Michael Jackson, as part of some bizarre science experiment to create the perfect guy. Nothing bad about that romance — assuming she’s able to remove Gandhi’s chastity, John Lennon’s…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Crisis Management by us

  • Facebook and Ted’s Excellent Adventure by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    [Editor's Note: The following guest post comes to us from Rick Kelly, Vice President of Strategic Communications at Triad Strategies] It’s called “confirmation bias,” and Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican/teabagger extraordinaire, is positioned to become its unintended poster boy this week after he asked his Facebook “friends” what they thought of ObamaCare, aka the Affordable Care Act. “Confirmation bias,” per psychology and cognitive science, is the tendency of people to seek out information that confirms their preconceptions, often at the expense of reality. Call us crazy,…
  • Crisis Management Advice for Those Ugly Online Reviews by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:21 am
    Take care of your reputation and it will take care of you Whatever your organization does, it’s a safe bet to assume you’re looking for ways to manage your online reputation. After all, with pretty much all of us carrying a teeny tiny research machine in our pocket in the form of a smartphone, what comes up when someone searches your name is a major concern. Along with search results, web reviews, whether on social media platforms like or Yelp and its kin, will be the first thing most stakeholders see when they go looking for more information, which makes keeping things positive a…
  • Questionable Crisis Management Call from Christie by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Why renew focus on an issue you’d clearly rather avoid speaking openly about? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) would probably love to have this whole George Washington Bridge scandal just…go away. It seems Christie felt he was expected to do something to explain things, but his choice to appoint a friendly lawyer to “investigate” the allegedly politically motivated lane closures reeked of nonsense. Here are a couple of snippets, from the Washington Post’s coverage of the report: Christie didn’t know in advance “The Governor Did Not Know In Advance And…
  • HootSuite Forgets Compassion in Hack Crisis Management by erik

    erik
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Forgetting this key ingredient can sink your crisis communications efforts Heavy social media users probably noticed the recent HootSuite outage which left many, including us, unable to access the popular utility during the evening hours. Having any service you use regularly to do business go down is a big deal, and even more so considering HootSuite is used by not only individuals, but also a massive number of organizations which rely on it as a platform for marketing, reputation management, stakeholder communications and more. Of course these days when the service has your name, credit…
  • Virus Threat Raises Crisis Management Questions by Jonathan & Erik Bernstein

    Jonathan & Erik Bernstein
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Would you be ready to assist in tracking down a killer virus? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regularly puts out press releases detailing health threats, and a recent one reporting an incidence of potentially deadly Lassa fever crossing over from West Africa to the U.S. brought some thoughts to mind. According to the CDC release, Lassa fever is “a severe viral disease that is common in West Africa but rarely seen in the United States.  The Minnesota case is the seventh known occurrence of Lassa fever in travelers returning to the United States, with the last one reported…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Peace and Justice from YES! magazine

  • Photo Essay: "Cowboys and Indians" Against Keystone XL Bring Newfound Unity to DC

    Kristin Moe
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    This week, members of the Cowboy Indian Alliance—a coalition of tribal members, ranchers, and landowners from the Great Plains—are camping out on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., united in one cause: opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. Finding common cause over protection of clean water and a mistrust of the Canadian pipeline company Transcanada, they've come to meet with elected officials, connect with allies, and strengthen relationships with one another. Some, like Texas landowner Lori Collins, already have the completed portion of the pipeline running through their fields.
  • Stephen Colbert: New Standardized Tests Teach Valuable Lessons in Stress and Confusion

    Molly Rusk
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
    The Colbert Report Last month, a second grader's math quiz went viral. On the quiz was a question that took one student's father two hours to solve. The frustrated fatherwho holds a bachelor's degree in engineeringposted the quiz on Facebook with a note to the teacher calling the question ridiculous. The question was written to fit within the new Common Core standards, the Obama administration's answer to education reform. Opponents of Common Core say the standards create unnecessary complications and confusion. In the video segment above, comedian Stephen Colbert says he's coming to see the…
  • They Started by Blockading a Bus Full of Detainees—And Went on to Shake Up the Immigration Debate

    Rachael Stoeve
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Supporters of detainees on hunger strike the Northwest Detention Center gather during a demonstration on April 5. Photo by Alex Garland Photography. At 6:30 in the morning on February 24, Maru Mora Villalpando and eight other people locked their arms together and formed a human chain across the driveway of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash. A cold rain drizzled down as they stood in the path of a bus departing the facility, which held immigrants being considered for deportation, asylum, or residency. Through the tinted windows of the bus, Maru could just make out the silhouettes…
  • After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi's Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision

    Laura Flanders
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Jackson residents Kali Akuno, Nia Umoja, and Brandon King (left to right) discuss economic development plans in the city. Photo by Laura Flanders. On his way into work every morning, Chokwe Lumumba, the late mayor of Jackson, Miss., used to pass a historical marker:  “Jackson City Hall: built 1846-7 by slave labor.” The building, like the city around it, came into being when African American lives didn’t count for much. Unpaid black workers created Mississippi’s plantation fortunes; as recently as the 1960s, their descendants were still earning $3 to $6 a day as sharecropper farmers.
  • Esperanza Spalding’s “We Are America” Is the Catchiest Call Yet for Justice at Guantanamo Bay

    Molly Rusk
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Esperanza Spalding - We Are America from ESP Media on Vimeo. Esperanza Spalding is singing for freedom—not for herself, but for the 154 men who are still held indefinitely, without trial, at Guantanamo Bay. As efforts to close the detention facility gain momentum, President Obama and Congress are giving the issue renewed attention. Read More An End to "The Hole"?: 6 Signs that Solitary Confinement Reform Is Coming Immigrant Detainees' Hunger Strike Targets Legal "Grey Area" This New Bill Could Put 2,500 More People In Prison: Meet the Organization Trying to Stop It
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Conflict Resolution Training

  • Handling Difficult People? Muhammad Ali Really Is "The Greatest"

    Larry Barkan
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Verdana; panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /*
  • "High Fidelity:" The Secret To A Lasting Relationship, Guaranteed

    Larry Barkan
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Verdana; panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style
  • A Story Book Romance Requires Accepting Another's Story

    Larry Barkan
    15 Jul 2013 | 4:59 pm
    <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Verdana; panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /*
  • "I Didn't Think Of It"

    Larry Barkan
    10 Jul 2013 | 11:17 am
    Consider this scenario: You are seated across from a person who is holding a tennis ball. Your assignment (and I ask you to accept it) is to get that tennis ball from the other person. How do you do it? The people to whom I asked this question had one of three suggestions. 11.   Offer something to the person in exchange for the tennis ball. For example, "I'll give
  • Conflict Resolution: A Lesson From "The Descendants"

    Larry Barkan
    15 May 2013 | 2:44 pm
    <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Verdana; panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /*
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Judy Ringer's Ki Moments Blog

  • New Goggles!

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:47 pm
    I've been swimming for years and have written lots of stories about lessons learned at the pool. And the hits just keep on coming. New goggles! Who'd have thought they'd inspire a story?Read more...
  • Remote Employees: How to Stay Connected

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Do you manage employees from different cities, countries or continents?  Referred to as "managing remotely," it's a hot topic in conflict conversations and one I'm often asked about: How does one resolve conflict remotely? Moe Carrick, of Moementum, Inc.  goes a long way toward answering that question by suggesting ways to prevent conflicts from developing in the first place -- by taking time for connection. When I read Moe's post, I knew it would be helpful to many Ki Moments subscribers, and I reprint it here with Moe's permission.Read more...
  • Realizing Empathy - The Book and The Practice

    17 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Do you find empathy challenging to define and, more significant, to practice when you're in conflict? What is empathy exactly, and how can we find it in ourselves? What has empathy to do with creativity and innovation? Seung Chan Lim (aka "Slim") takes on these interesting questions and others in his book, "Realizing Empathy: An Inquiry Into the Meaning of Making."Read more...
  • Should I Hold That Difficult Conversation? 7 Clues to Help You Step Up

    3 Mar 2014 | 9:03 pm
    What prevents you from stepping up to a difficult conversation? At what point does a conversation become a problem rather than an opportunity to clarify, collaborate, and connect? When I'm working with organizational leaders stuck in conflict, it's usually because someone has not held a difficult conversation early enough or well. The suppressed energy is causing relationship problems, work flow interruptions, and team divisiveness. The longer the delay, the harder it is to address the issue or even know what it is. The delay adds fuel to the fire, and issues grow larger and more…
  • All Expenses Paid 30 Years Ago

    17 Feb 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Read more...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Scotwork Negotiation Blog - Defining Negotiation in the Modern World

  • Better Together? Or Is Change As Good As a Rest?

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:52 am
    As 2014 heads for September, Scotland thinks of itself as at the centre of a political maelstrom. In truth, some Europeans are following the independence debate with interest, but the rest of the world could not, it seems, care a jot. Never mind; for those of us who live in Scotland – an important distinction as only those resident in Scotland in September will have a vote – it is providing politicians with a chance to strut their stuff and to ally themselves with people and parties who are normally their sworn enemies. Thus, we have the former prime minister, Gordon Brown speaking out on…
  • Precisely...

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    I want you to imagine that you have been preparing for a negotiation and you have got to the point were you have to declare your financial proposal to paper. The bit that is going to be critical, maybe even the most important (maybe), is the price. We could drift tangentially off point here and talk about things that may be much more important than price, like availability, quality, terms, etc., etc., we won’t. But you should... >
  • Know Your Enemy

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    Sun Tzu, the legendary Chinese Military tactician said “To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.” I was reminded of this famous quote when I read a review of Robert Lindsay’s new play, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, in which Lindsay talked about his political past. For people of my generation, Lindsay came to prominence in his breakthrough role as a hapless Marxist in the TV sitcom Citizen Smith... >
  • A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    As a French speaker, I was recently despatched to the French island of La Reunion, located in the middle of the Indian Ocean close to Mauritius and Madagascar to run a course. What a place! A tropical paradise with wonderful people, beaches, sea, food, scenery, the list goes on and on. My colleague Julien, originally from Paris but living there for the last 10 years – life’s a bitch – told me a lovely story...>
  • Scepticism

    26 Mar 2014 | 6:45 am
    News pictures of distraught relatives of the passengers on flight MH370, missing now for more than 2 weeks, bring home an uncomfortable truth. Even in the light of technological detective work which broke new ground and determined beyond reasonable doubt that the plane had ditched in a remote part of the South Indian Ocean, many of the bereaved are unconvinced, and say they will remain sceptical until physical evidence of the plane in the sea is produced...>
Log in