CONFLICT RESOLUTION & RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT...

Appropriate Resolutions for life’s relationships.

Win-Win:    In general terms, 'Win, Win' or 'Yes, Yes' negotiating refers to 'principled' negotiating strategies developed by The Harvard Project as an alternative to positional (solution-only) bargaining. Theory and experience indicate that by identify underlying interests, by developing a wide-range of options, workable and not, parties in negotiations can develop relatively satisfying agreements. In specific terms, once underlying interests (needs) have surfaced, the options for settlement can be developed, measured (analyzed), with the most satisfying becoming the chosen solution. Often if necessary in contentious relationships, a mediator’s assistance may overcome barriers to meaningful and functional negotiations.

          Win, Win conflict resolution is based on the idea that most conflicts and disputes have several possible solutions, the best one being that which meets the needs/interests of each party to the greatest degree. This approach clarifies the essential problem(s) by encouraging parties in dispute to communicate about their interests and motivates the parties to commit to their agreement since they have actively participated in its creation.

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Text Box: I'VE LEARNED…


I've learned that enthusiasm is caught, not taught.	- Age 51

I've learned that women tip less than men at lunch and that smokers tip better than non-smokers. - Age 19

I've learned that in every face-to-face encounter, regardless of how brief, we leave something behind. - Age 45

I've learned that parents are very hard to life with.	- Age 12

I've learned that if you spread your peas out on your plate, it looks like you ate more.	 - Age 6

I've learned that you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes; after that you better know something.  - Age 46

I've learned that it costs nothing to be nice.	- Age 66 

Compiled and published by H. JACKSON BROWN

 

"The smartest strategy in war is the one that allows you to

achieve your objectives without having to fight."

--Sun Tzu, 500 BC

Text Box: TRIVIA FOR A SUNNY SUMMER DAY… OR WHATEVER…

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined!                                                                   
 WITH THANKS TO ROBERT MCKAY OF EDINBURGH, GB

Website table of contents  and Joseph Ravick …  links to what’s on this site and who I am.

ABOUT Conflict...  What conflicts look like…

DisputesWHAT DO DISPUTES LOOK LIKE,  and how do people react or respond when conflicts escalate into disputes? (the many faces of conflict),.

COMMUNICATION & CONFLICT  Definitions, terms, jargon

CONFLICT RESOLUTION TIPS AND GUIDELINES: Strategies and behaviours for you to apply when in conflict.

CONFLICT CHRONICLES: Original stories by Joseph Ravick with a common theme. The chronicles feature real-life conflicts describing the people, their relationships, and the outcomes which they experienced whether they liked it or not.