From the monthly archives:

June 2009

Analysis: Did you miss last week’s list of the top dozen contributors to interpersonal strife? If so, you may want to reference the April 2009 archives for a quick review. Those conflict causes are our targets this week. The central notion undergirding the brief that you’re reading right now is that conflict prevention is much [...]

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Why do people fight?

by Sam on June 17, 2009

Analysis: When Ben Franklin opined that death and taxes were the only inevitable things in life, he was a bit short of reality. There’s one more certainty in our existence–conflict. There are at least three reasons for this. First, we live in a world of ever increasing complexity, stress, and diversity where the status quo [...]

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Analysis: In 2004 in my MBA course “Meeting the Challenges of Corporate Leadership” I assigned students the following question. Right after Lee Harvey Oswald shot President Kennedy and a Dallas police officer he said, “I have done nothing to be ashamed of.” What does this incident, as well as our experience with the Enron executives [...]

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Analysis: It rests upon leaders to shape the moral fabric of their companies (and their families). They do this by touting high values and, more importantly, by making choices that reveal to employees, customers, shareholders, and the public the character of the company’s soul. Why do questions of ethics even have to be asked? Why [...]

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