Topic: Managing Conflict

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An Organizational View from the Bottom Up

New World Dictionary defines “manage” as “to train (a horse) to go through its paces, to manipulate, control the behavior and or movement of.” “Support” …

Dialogue: The Power of Collective Thinking

The way people talk together in organizations is rapidly becoming acknowledged as central to the creation and management of knowledge. According to Alan Webber, …

Graphical Functions: “Seeing” the Full Story

An executive of a large automotive company tells the story of two engineers who were arguing about the correct angle of an engine mount. The …

Conversation as a Core Business Process

Take a moment to put on a new set of glasses. Change your perspective. Consider, for a moment, that the most widespread and pervasive …

Confronting the Tension Between Learning and Performance

Few readers would disagree with the suggestion that those who develop and exercise a greater capacity to learn are likely to outperform those less …

Journey to Chaos and Back: Unlearning in Workplace Training Programs

Have you ever tried to drive on the left side of the road if you are born in a country in which one drives …

Learning Through Differences: Dilemma Theory in Action

Karen was often irritated by Jenny when they worked together. It seemed to Karen that, whenever tensions rose between the two of them, she …

Four Conversations in a Successful Workplace

Everything we talk about involves one or more of four types of conversation. We use them when we are socializing, talking about the weather, …

Emotional Intelligence: Fad or Fundamental Skillset?

Emotional Intelligence — we’ve all seen books, presentations, TV specials, interviews, and conferences about it. Even the venerable Harvard Business Review has published articles …

Learning From Everyday Conflict

Recently the president of a large professional services organization brought in an external consultant to mediate a conflict between two vice presidents. The relationship …