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Basic principles of effective interpersonal communication and how to apply them. This page explains The Principles of Effective Communication drawn from the experiences of mediation.
4-word-build - a conflict resolution exercise for gaining a shared understanding of a concept in a group or team. The exercise enables all present to participate in the creation of the shared view.
Why is bullying in the workplace not dealt with effectively? Here's a way of responding that improves workplace relationships and resolves the issue of bullying.
This page describes a conflict management training exercise used to explore the assumptions we make about others when we meet them.
The 3 main approaches to conflict and how each one has different implications for the likelihood of resolution.
56 page Handbook - Deal with workplace bullying allegations effectively, whether the situation is your own or it involves someone you are supporting
Why and how I-statements support effective communication and conflict resolution. Examples of I-statements to illustrate.
A website about the relationship between communication and conflict. Articles on conflict resolution, mediation, why effective communication is important for conflict management in relationships.
How a No-blame approach, an Underlying Philosophy of Mediation, has benefits for the resolution of conflict, complaints and promotes individual and organisational learning.
That we treat each other with respect, Principle 1 of the Principles of Effective
The Rescuer Syndrome - the main obstacle to being able to provide effective conflict resolution support.
This page looks at a no-blame approach to workplace bullying and its effectiveness and introduces the book 'How to Resolve Bullying in the Workplace'.
The no-blame approach. Comparing some everyday examples of the blame-approach with a no-blame approach.
How interpreting body language and other non-verbal behaviour leads to disconnection between people.
Conflict management training, from CAOS in London, UK including courses in mediation skills and other conflict management skills.
This page describes the practice and purpose of summarising in effective interpersonal communication and conflict resolution.
That we speak for ourselves using I-statements, Principle 5 of the Principles of Effective Communication
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That we have the right to pass, Principle 3 of the Principles of Effective Communication
This page gives you the opportunity to ask questions about how to apply the Principles of Effective Communication in your life
Responding to conflict as a competition is an ineffective response + is probably the most destructive approach to conflict. It is the basis of the 'justification' for most physical violence and war.
This page looks at the ineffective approach to conflict which treats it as a problem, something to be feared or avoided. Ultimately, this approach does not resolve it.
This page discusses the concept of having 'ownership' of our responses to a conflict or difficulty, one of the most important pre-requisites of effective conflict resolution
That it is ok to make mistakes. Principle 9 of the Principles of Effective Interpersonal Communication.
This page gives you the necessary code to create a link to the Communication and Conflict website on your own website.
This page gives links to websites that promote a similar approach to communication and conflict resolution to that described on this site.
A free e-book - Contemplations on Communication and Conflict -7 articles on conflict resolution/interpersonal communication articles from the Newsletter archive.
Confidentiality is both an Underlying Philosophy of Mediation and a Principle of Effective Communication and is crucial in supporting effective conflict resolution.
Additional information about the Communication and Conflict website and the importance of effective communication skills for conflict resolution in relationships.
That we do not interrupt one another, Principle 2 of the Principles of Effective Communication, mediation, mediators, Voltaire, Stephen R.Covey, Andrew G.Marshall
I can use I statements as part of my daily vocabulary, but if the other person't does not, it will be very awkward for them to hear. This will cause them
Communication and Conflict e-book - A pdf Guide to The Principles of Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution - just $7, plus a FREE Communication Skills pdf e-book.
This page gives the comments that users of the site have made about it including questions they have posed and the answers given as well as ways in which they have found it to be useful.
That we challenge the behaviour and not the person - an effective communication skill and an effective response to conflict.
This page describes the use of effective questioning skills to support conflict resolution, instead of suggestions, to empower those involved to create a resolution that works for them.
A listening exercise which enables participants to reflect on various aspects of the experience of listening and being listened to as well as the experience of being the speaker in a situation.
Why supporting empowerment is a crucial aim in mediation and any approach to effective conflict resolution
Effective listening - It's not just down to eye contact and nodding!
This page looks at the approach to mediation taken by the website author and by his colleagues at the mediation service where he works.
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