Do Conflict and Debate Enhance Creativity?

What if conflict and debate help ideas to be all that they can be? If that’s so, should you defer criticism or debate as you go? In the book, The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas, David Burkus shares key insight into how conflict and debate enhance our creative process and help us produce better ideas.

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How To Communicate with Anyone Without Conflict

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle What if you could communicate with anyone, about anything, without conflict? Without resistance, there is no conflict. We often create conflict, simply by resisting another person’s opinion or communication. But we don’t need to.  We […]

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The Complete Guide On How To Negotiate (Book Review)

Negotiation skills are a big deal in today’s world. If you learn effective negotiation skills you can transform almost every area of your daily interactions in work and life. The Complete Guide On How To Negotiate: Master the Art of Getting What You Want in Business and In Life, by Tali Raphaely, helps you learn effective negotiation skills.

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The Polarity Framework: Solve Problems, Manage Dilemmas

“It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposite bents, tastes, yearnings, loyalties.” — Eric Hoffer Why is it that some problems never seem to go away?  Maybe they aren’t problems to be solved, but, instead, are dilemmas to be managed. That’s where the Polarity Framework comes […]

By October 16, 2012 5 Comments Read More →

The Iceberg of Conflict: A Lens for Conflict Management

Conflict management gets a whole lot easier when you know what you’re dealing with. The problem is, if you don’t have a simple mental model for conflict, things can get complicated fast.

By April 9, 2012 4 Comments Read More →