Conflict is going to be part of your lifeas long as you have relationships, hold down a job, or have dry cleaning to be picked up. Bracing yourself against it won't make it go away, but if you approach it consciously, you can navigate it in a way that not only honors everyone involved but makes it a source of deep insight as well. Seasoned mediator Diane Hamilton provides the skill set you need to engage conflict with wisdom and compassion, and evensometimesto be grateful for it in her new book Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution. Today Diane shared with Dave how to identify the three personal conflict styles and determine which one you fall into.
Diane has a book signing event and talk tonight at 7:30 at Powell's Books located at 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland.