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Why Project Managers should invite conflict and relish frustration

This week’s article is written by my good friend and Project Management expert Spencer Holmes.  Spencer and I work together wherever we can, and are enjoying building a training video business together. I have just come away from another workshop, … Continue reading

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Remember that conflict last week? Which were you displaying: habit, preference or good old Amygdala Hijack?

It’s the end of January, and many of us are struggling to honour the resolutions we boldly made as part of the New Year celebrations.  If you still have a clean sheet and haven’t reverted to your previous (probably bad) … Continue reading

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The “BLURT” approach to dealing with conflict

I’ve got conflict on my mind.  That’ll be because I’ve been training on that topic a fair bit recently (and it’s difficult to switch off from a subject when you’ve been talking about it all day, as my wife and … Continue reading

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How to compensate for being an Accommodator

I have just entered the Lion’s Den.  The arena where for most people the stakes are as high as they get. You guessed: we’re moving house, and have entered into negotiations on the house of our dreams.  The emotions are … Continue reading

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An explanation for my excessive Helpfulness.

At last, after 16 years of working with a Conflict Preferences model, I have a workable explanation for why I always feel such an urge to be helpful when there is conflict around.  It’s not exactly an earth shattering revelation, … Continue reading

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What’s your Conflict Preference? Read on!

Last week I tried out a new exercise in assessing your personal preference for handling conflict.  I asked you to write down the least lawful thing you have ever done.  If you missed the post and are interested to find … Continue reading

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