If you are a leader, manager, or supervisor facing conflict at work, you’ve come to the right place! Did you know that studies on conflict in the workplace show that managers spend about 50% of their time dealing with conflict?
Welcome! If you’ve landed on this page, my hope is that you see yourself as a leader, someone who can have a positive impact in someone’s life and leave the world a better place.
My intention with this website is for you to find impactful information on conflict that can take you on a “journey” into the world of practical peace. As a mediator for almost 30 years, I’ve learned what works to resolve conflict.
What I know for sure is that conflict is resolvable. Are you surprised? There are key repeatable steps that lead to better outcomes, no question! I’ve learned these principles through experience as a conflict resolver, as a long-time faculty member at the Justice Institute’s Centre for Conflict Resolution and their Centre for Leadership as well as many other practical and scholarly lessons. I’ve learned from my own life as well, as we all have conflict.
Conflict will not go away. However, we can engage it, harness its power and thereby transform it. That is the alchemy and the magic. Conflict promises to reveal more of ourselves to ourselves and delivers. It can be like walking through a ring of fire though. In the moment, it might seem too scary to face or too hot to handle or too cold to bother. Yet, I promise you, what developmental psychologist Robert Kegan says about conflict is true: “Conflict is a challenge to our pretense of completeness.”
There’s a gift for you in conflict. There’s a lifetime of learning about this beloved topic of conflict, and it holds the reward of better, richer, more meaningful relationships. Conflict will bring you into deeper connection with yourself and others as well as bring on more innovation and creativity! Explore on!