Conflict Resolution Training: Lessons From “The Soloist”

Conflict resolution is intellectually simple. The most logical solution would be selected and implemented. However, the human factor of emotion can make solutions extraordinarily difficult. Outside the mythical planet of Vulcan where pure logic reigns supreme, conflict resolution requires openness, humility, and allegiance to team relationships. Here are six steps to enable your team to successfully tackle the task of confrontation.

Talking about family members…is another sure way to send your Conflict Training off on another rabbit trail. Yeah, your uncle is a goofball! I can talk all day about the faults of my family members but the minute Kris agrees with me or initiates a disparaging remark about one of my family members…game over! My tendency is to defend them (although I may know that my uncle is a goofball in my heart of hearts) and now I am far from thinking about the sun not going down on my anger…if it does…too bad…its her fault now!

Later, when visiting her surgeon’s office, she told him the story. Even though the surgeon hadn’t ordered or administered the near fatal dose of morphine, he apologized for the ordeal she had to go through.

Diane called Mike and asked him to come by to give his two-cents about how to do what she wanted to do – together they had remodeled over eight properties, she had a pretty good idea what she wanted to do but needed technical information. He came by the day after closing and he told her he would help her get it done. He would call their sons and get their help too.

She is a powerful speaker. I think this is an important quality for a president. She is able to make strong, competent presentations at Presidential debates, and come across like she knows what she is talking about. I like the answers she gives for most questions, and I don’t feel she is there to bash other candidates or to even dodge issues. I think she really wants us to know what her viewpoints are on different subjects. She is able to get them across well. This will be important because when delivering speeches, she will need to be able to get her point across, and have buy-in from the American public and foreign officials.

Many of the Presidential Candidates also have been former Senators, but a few have not. For instance, Rudy Giuliani ran for Senate, but dropped out of the race. His main experience comes from his work in New York.

Experiences make the person but being focused and growing up knowing who are and what you are good at can help minimize social conflict, and imporve self-esteem. But what happens when you pick the wrong thing? What if you are a singer and your voice changes? What’s a child and parent to do? The American Dream for childhood and beyond is ever changing and as parents, these days our job seems to be to keep up with the ever changing culture. Know thyself and help your child do the same so they can fit in and be focused is the way to go these days.

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