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Making Difficult People Disappear

We all have at least one person we wish we could make disappear…without getting in trouble! It’s not magic. It’s proven methods to communicate, mediate, and resolve stressful misunderstandings, happily ever after, and so no one gets fired or mired in continuous conflict. This show, based on the recent book release, will dig deeper than personalities, include the impact of stress, and remind you of the power of your habits, and perceptions, while sharing tips to succeed with even the most “challenging breed” of co-workers.

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You’ve Figured Out What’s Wrong in the Office – Now What?

Stephen Kotev and I help you figure out how to resolve conflicts in the workplace. In this episode we pick up where “A Manager’s Dilemma: How do YOU figure out what’s wrong in the office?” left off. You now understand the problem, what’s next? Listen in and learn effective responses to problems involving difficult relationships, bad data, mismatched values, cross-purpose interests and ineffective systems.

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Got Conflict? Unraveling the Problem


“Got Conflict?” We all have conflict in our lives…some more complex than others.  Sometimes, we are so entrenched in our problem that we lose sight and it feels too complicated to figure out or we solve the wrong problem. Stephen Kotev, my guest co-host and I will discuss a simple way to begin to unravel the problem and look at it from different perspectives. Using the same concept, you will also be able to think through how to approach the problem and put your energies in resolving it more effectively.

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Managing Conflict in the Face of Change

Change happens right? The change could be a long awaited and welcomed change or one that is unexpected chocked full of angst and conflict. We experience it in our personal lives and in our work organizations.

According to the works of Williams Bridges in his book entitled “Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change” it is all about managing the transitions. The show focuses on the 3 phases of transition each of us goes through when we know change is on its way. How do we maneuver and let go of the past? How do we move through the forest when we feel lost or confused? and finally, what does it really mean to have a new beginning?

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The Importance of Fairness in Workplace Conflict Management

 Can workplace conflict be managed simply through mediation, conflict coaching and the various other methods proposed by consultants? And what is the purpose of these methods? Is it to manage conflict? Or is it something that runs much deeper? This talk explores the importance of understanding workplace fairness in managing conflict. We will explore short, medium and long-term effects of unfairness in the workplace and discuss how to move from a culture of unfairness to a culture of fairness in the workplace.

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Maintaining Spontaneity in the Face of Conflict

This show will kick off Workplace Conflict Awareness month Andrea Barrett whose show in February focused on “Developing Agility in the Face of Conflict” will return to speak about spontaneity, it’s definition and integration in to our everyday lives. She will discuss how up develop spontaneity as a real means of reframing conflict. 

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Read her blog, Coaching For Leadership and visit her website, A.Barrett Consulting

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Developing Agility in the Face of Conflict

This show explores conflict as an “unfinished conversation.” Conflict can be defined as a complex situation of unmet needs and unexpressed emotions leading to predictable results.

Andrea Barrett, Executive Coach, addresses the need for spontaneity when dealing with conflict. She also highlights the book Difficult Conversations by speaking about the 3 conversations that take place during conflict.

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1st Workplace Conflict Resolution Summit for Organizations & Leaders

Join us as we talk with Rita Callahan and Nicky Davenport, Summit Organizers to discuss the upcoming FIRST Workplace Conflict Resolution Summit for Organizations and Leaders, Oct  7, Atlanta, GA, with experts and authors in the workplace conflict resolution field.

Learn how organizations improve productivity, morale and the bottom-line by different approaches to organizational conflict competence, using conflict constructively in teams, managing inter-generational conflict, assessing the work climate, dispute resolution systems design, using technology to defuse conflict in meetings, and what leading companies are doing to manage conflict effectively.

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Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader

 Got Conflict? In this episode, we will speak to Craig Runde, co-author of “Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader.” This book “underscores the importance for leaders to develop the critical skills they need to help them, their colleagues, and their organizations deal more effectively with conflict and move their organizations forward.” But wait folks, this is not just for leaders, this book is for anyone who want to learn the why and how to manage conflict effectively.

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