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The Riddle of Principle and Compromise – How We Can’t Have One Without the Other

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When to compromise and when to hold fast to our principles is one of the most difficult challenges we face when dealing with conflict. Listen in on June 24 at 8 pm Eastern as mediator, professor and author Bernie Mayer considers how these two values simultaneously prevent us and enable us to deal with some of the most difficult conflicts in our life.

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The Quest for Conflict Mastery

Noble_Cinnie_9405_8x10For some of us the experience of being in conflict is daunting! We have learned through our families of origin, friends, teachers, and other sources how to manage our interpersonal disputes, including trial and error which are often our main teachers. The quest for engaging more effectively in conflict commonly begins when we realize our usual approaches are no longer working. Or, we are faced with situations that overwhelm us  – or get us into trouble.  In this show, Cinnie Noble will discuss her view of the meaning of conflict mastery – also referred to as conflict intelligence –  and what helps optimize the quest to get there.

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Navajo Peacemaking – Bringing Indigenous Wisdom into Healing Community Tragedies

Robb Redsteerzena ZumetaStephenKotev2Tragedy not only destroys families it leaves aftershocks of substance abuse, violence and hatred within the community. Calling upon centuries of tradition and experience, Navajo Peacemakers use their traditional wisdom, methods and customs to help heal this tragedy.  Navajo Peacemaker, Robb Redsteer will discuss how this tradition moves communities through denial and anger to heal old wounds and return to balance.

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More Information:

Navajo Peacemaking Demo: April 17, 2008

Letter to the Navajo Times,

Dr. Devon Mihesuah,

Navajo Justice,

Mr. Philmer Bluehouse

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Educating the Community for 5 Years and Counting!

 

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Join Founding Host Pattie Porter and Hosts Zena Zumeta and Stephen Kotev as we celebrate and honor the many guests during our 200th Episode. This is our 5 year anniversary of The Texas Conflict Coach and we invite you to call in, ask questions, give us feedback and share your favorite moment. We will also reflect and highlight key moments during our time together.

Each of us have selected past programs that were particularly meaningful. We encourage you to listen to these.

I Shall Not Hate with Dr. Abuelaish

The Kevin Morrissey Story: When Work Equals Life

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

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Got Conflict around Eldercare and Estate Issues? Here’s a Guide for Resolution!

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Arline Kardasis, mediator, trainer and co-author of Mom Always liked You Best, will discuss this guide for resolving family feuds, inheritance battles and eldercare crises. This practical book provides a treasure trove of do-it-yourself “mediator skills” for those with no previous training in conflict resolution.  Arline will share some of the tools and strategies  that have proven effective for family members wishing to get past entrenched disputes.  Learn how to move forward to make essential decisions that can positively impact the lives of aging parents, improve  the relationships among adult siblings and protect family harmony for future generations.

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