Rob Cairns - Conflict Resolution


Conflict – My Map of the Territory

To begin with I’d like to make it clear that this is my map, and I do not present it as the truth on the subject, but rather my truth. This is how I see it. These are the important components in my understanding of what conflict is, and where it fits in the grand scheme of things. I welcome your feedback about this article, and acknowledge that I still have much to learn. >>

Styles for Communicating in Conflict

The Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument is an easy to administer self assessment tool that takes about an hour to an hour-and-a-half to complete, score and review in a group. From the results of this assessment it is possible to identify individual (and team) preferences or styles for communicating in conflict. >>

Adult Consciousness Development

My guess is that most people will be familiar with the idea of consciousness development — that is, discrete stages of consciousness or development — that we all pass through in childhood in order to become adults. These stages have been understood for a long time, are well documented, and relatively easy to measure. What may come as a surprise is that more recent research suggests that this is not the end of the story. Consciousness development continues through adulthood. A number of distinct stages or levels of adult consciousness have been identified, each representing a kind of “evolutionary truce” or balance point, a resting place on the path to higher development. >>

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