In mid-February I launce a series of discussions regarding conflict resolution. As I conclude this series it dawned on me to provide a summary in one email/blog that would tie the series together for easy reference.
Here are the topics and corresponding links:
- Introduction to Conflict Resolution (click here)
- Conflict Resolution: Peacekeeper or Peacemaker? (click here)
- Identifying Three Types of Conflict (click here)
- Resolving Conflicts of Emotion (click here)
- Resolving Conflicts of Ideas (click here)
- Resolving Conflicts of Values (click here)
It is clear to me that resolving conflict is not simple. My goal in developing the thoughts expressed in this series was to get the ball rolling so that when conflict arises – as it certainly will – we can work to develop effective strategies to reach resolution.
One thing that is clear to me in all of this, conflict resolution necessitates leadership – and even more to the point, genuine resolution will always require the courage to lead.