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    Getting to Resolution

    Do you believe the best way to end conflict is by restoring the relationship?

    The Book of Agreement

    How can the process of making agreements be less about defending turf & more about reaching results?

    • Add Your Light to the Sum of Light – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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      Add Your Light to the Sum of Light – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

      Hope you are enjoying the summer. Can’t believe the conversation has already turned to the beginning of school…time marches on! I’m just going to stay in a summertime mindset through October! So be it…      – Stewart   PTS Recently my step-daughter sent me the following link to a piece about PT...

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      October 7, 2015

    • Reflections

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      Reflections

      Sorry to be absent for so long. My beloved wife Marty died on January 21. She was an extraordinary woman. Just Google Martha Fay Africa if you want to know why.  I miss her and life relentlessly goes on. I can’t believe it’s been almost ten months since my last post. Given the incredible array ...

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      June 24, 2015

    • Collaboration 2.0

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      Collaboration 2.0

      The post Collaboration 2.0 appeared first on ResolutionWorks.com.

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      March 6, 2015

    • The Book of Agreement

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      The Book of Agreement

      The post The Book of Agreement appeared first on ResolutionWorks.com.

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      March 6, 2015

    • Listening is The Critical Most Important Skill

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      Listening is The Critical Most Important Skill

      The only way to resolve conflict is to listen to what they have to say. Until you stop thinking about yourself, your position, and what you’ll say next you have no chance to resolve the conflict. Listening is the most underrated of communication skills. People think that good listeners are great ...

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      March 6, 2015

    • The Real Source of Conflict

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      The Real Source of Conflict

      A few weeks ago I posted 20 keys for creating the freedom of a conflit free life. One of the comments I recieved was that each of the 20 keys I posted could stand alone as a worthy post. I decided to take that comment to heart and say a bit more about each one of the tips over the next few weeks ...

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      March 6, 2015

    • Critical Key’s for Creating Sustainable Partnerships

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      Critical Key’s for Creating Sustainable Partnerships

      It is much easier not to exercise or brush your teeth in the morning. It is much simpler just to get on with your day. Although stopping to form an agreement before moving forward is more tedious than moving into action immediately, it will not likely produce the results you desire. The post Crit...

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      March 6, 2015

    • Becoming ResponAble

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      Becoming ResponAble

      Most of us avoid taking personal responsibility for conflict resolution. We often lack the courage to deeply connect with others and we personally avoid confrontation. If we have a disagreement in a business transaction or with a neighbor, we may let a lawyer take care of it. If we have emotional...

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      March 6, 2015

    • Adversarial Politics Does Not Work

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      Adversarial Politics Does Not Work

      That’s not actually accurate…it does work for the media, tv stations airing ads, the pundits and everyone committed to being right. It does not work for all the thoughtful and concerned people who want to see an effective and efficient electoral process and governance. Unfortunately there is no a...

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      March 6, 2015

    • SPIT HAPPENS

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      SPIT HAPPENS

      Conflict as an Ordinary and Expected Phenomenon When I listen to businesspeople and lawyers talk, I usually hear them speaking about the problems and issues that upset, concern, or worry them. Many people have difficulty accepting that life is filled with surprises, conflict, disappointment, unme...

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      March 6, 2015

    • The Truth Does Not Always Set You Free

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      The Truth Does Not Always Set You Free

      A question I am frequently asked in my workshops is how to achieve an attitude of resolution where people have dug in their heels, or they have a difficult personality, or they have more power in the situation than you have. This is a subject many people find challenging and frustrating. There ar...

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      March 6, 2015

    • CONTEXT  CONTEXT  CONTEXT

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      CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT

        I recently spent three weeks traveling in Japan. Of course I was on holiday so I was without the usual level of push and drive and drive to get things done. That said there were a number of factors in the context in which I was living that contributed to my sense of well-being.  These struck me...

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      March 6, 2015

    • David Marshall

      Stewart Levine commented on David Marshall's blog post Bringing Young People into BK Community - Open Space Technology Breakout Session

      How about "BK KIDS" as a line of Books...Marilee suggested we have BK Education and this seems an adjunct. 

      October 31, 2014

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      Stewart Levine is now a member of Berrett-Koehler Community

    • Building a Collaborative Nation

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      Building a Collaborative Nation

      John Bartels is a South African lawyer who wants to make a difference. He is the Legal Officer of the Nelson Mandela Municipality. Before South Africa’s first democratic constitution of February 1997, John provided “large city” input about the laws that would facilitate the transition to democrat...

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      April 2, 2014

    • Every Child Deserves A Home

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      Every Child Deserves A Home

      Gail Johnson has spent her professional life working as a children’s advocate, including twenty years finding permanent families for children who lost families through abuse or neglect. Her early success recruiting and preparing families to adopt children with medical, emotional, and developmenta...

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      April 2, 2014



    Favorite Books not published by BK

    Leadership & Self Deception

    Leadership & Self Deception

    How we create the world we live in

    I'm most passionate about: Collaboration, culture, getting along, changing lives, growth as human beings, wisdom, generosity of spirit, taking care

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    "If you knew the secret history of those you would like to punish you would find a sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all your hostility." H.W. Longfellow