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College Is A Great Time To Experiment…

I really think that college, this is the time to get those messages. This is the time for people, this is the time when you're developing your identity, you're developing into autonomous beings and you want…

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Importance of Developing Group Norms

It's tough to say but generally I think that one of the things you can do is do a group contract and kind of come up with group norms. I have done that a lot with groups and then to say this is the ... like I…

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How Compromisers Handle Conflict

These are really interesting ones because, hard to nail down. The compromisers in a situation and the key to understanding compromisers is they don't want to change. And so they basically want to get this…

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The Forcing Style Of Handling Conflict

So we have sort of the forcing style. So this is the style when the conflict comes up, Alison is not joining this group. That's it. I'm going to go over, I'm going to tell Alison the way it is. We need to…

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How Smoothers Handle Conflict

Then we have sort of the opposite of that which is the smoothers. They're all about the relationship. The smoothers are being the opposite of the forcers are like you know what, I'll suck it up. Hey as long…

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Most People Like To Stay Within Their…

Let's talk about dealing with conflict as a leader. So, here's how my theory works. This is ... I'll draw this circle here. The C stands for comfort, ever heard of this like... this comfort zone ... anybody…

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Positive Confrontation Helps To Avoid…

Imagine this... at least for me I can sort of imagine, I think put yourself in a situation that you... open up your gym bag and there's a stick of deodorant that got in there and what do you think... what does…

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How Confronters Handle Conflict

And we have the confronters. Now confronter here is used as a very positive word, okay, and the idea is ... when you confront someone, sort of value the task and value the relationship and the idea is ... and…

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Being Direct Honors The Person You Are…

Well, I've been that person and been resented sometimes but I think I feel better about myself because I feel like I'm doing the right thing here. You know, what are my other options I guess is one ... one, I…

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Leaders Need To Create Strong…

So there's like the seven positive things for the one negative. So this is kind of a ... kind of a crass way to think of human relationships, but as a leader I want you to think about people as bank accounts,…

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Withdrawl As A Method Of Dealing With…

So I'm going to sort of go over the four unhealthy strategies. If you recognize yourself in the unhealthy strategy that's okay 'cause I don't think anyone automatically sort of resolves conflict in a healthy…

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Conflict Can Help To Strengthen…

So this is the point ... I want to make about conflicts. Trying to look at a little bit different perspective. The idea is that conflict... you try to think of a life without conflict, you know, or ... and…

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Honesty Is The Best Policy In Conflict…

I'm going to make up a situation. You are in charge of a group and that group has ... there's eight people in the group and one of the people, named Mary, there's no Mary in here right? That's interesting. …

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Example of VOMP Method of Handling…

So the idea... so this is when you're angry, okay. This is a conflict that's not gone well, you're at the part where you are ... yeah I want to say the word pissed but ... that's ... maybe that's…

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Impact of Outdoor Education On…

The somewhat quick story is that ... I was a psychology major, undergraduate and I went to the University of New Hampshire actually, where I now teach and I was ... I had this idea that I wanted to be sort of…

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