Practitioners need to be comfortable with a wide variety of tools to diagnose different problems, in vastly different circumstances, with different people, and resolve these conflicts effectively. The Conflict Resolution Toolbox gives you all the tools you need: eight different models for dealing with the many conflict situations you encounter in your practice.
This book bridges the gap between theory and practice and goes beyond just one single model to present a complete toolbox - a range of models that can be used to analyze, diagnose, and resolve conflict in any situation. It shows mediators, negotiators, managers, and anyone needing to resolve conflict how to simply and effectively understand and assess the situations of conflict they face. And it goes a step further, offering specific, practical guidance on how to intervene to resolve the conflict successfully.
Each model provides a different and potentially useful angle on the problem, and includes worksheets and a step-by-step process to guide the reader in applying the tools.
GARY FURLONG is a mediator, trainer, facilitator, and consultant with Agree Dispute Resolution. As a mediator, he handles files ranging from organizational and family disputes to complex commercial and construction matters. As well as mediating, Gary delivers consulting, facilitating and coaching services in dispute resolution, partnering, organizational change, conflict management, and other areas.
He is a frequent presenter and speaker to various organizations and associations on the topics of alternative dispute resolution and conflict management. As a trainer, Gary teaches conflict management, negotiation, and mediation skills in the private sector and at numerous educational institutions, such as York University, the University of Toronto, the Queen's University Industrial Relations Centre, and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Conrad Grebel College. He is Past President of the ADR Institute of Ontario, is a Fellow with the International Academy of Mediators, and holds the Chartered Mediator (C.Med) designation.
With each step, the book introduces real-world tools that can be easily implemented by every sports organization and coach to achieve success, including team charters, individual athlete plans, player accountability systems, and team communication strategies. It offers expert advice and practical guidance on key areas, such as aligning individuals with a clear team plan, resolving conflicts proactively, and learning from every game and every season to develop a smarter and more consistent culture of success.
The Sports Playbook: Building Teams that Outperform, Year after Yearwill help every team fulfil its true potential through leadership, focus, and performance. It is essential reading for coaches, sport management professionals, and leaders of every kind of team, inside and outside of sports.
Whether it’s a manager who keeps moving the goal posts, an uncooperative colleague, negative friend, or critical family member, some people are just plain hard to get along with.
Often, your immediate response is to shrink or sulk, become defensive or attack. But there are smarter moves to make when dealing with difficult people. This book explains how to cope with a range of situations with difficult people and to focus on what you can change.
This book will help you to:Understand what makes difficult people tick and how best to handle them Learn ways to confidently stand up to others and resist the urge to attack back Develop strategies to calmly navigate emotionally-charged situations Deal with all kinds of difficult people – hostile, manipulative and the impossible Know when to choose your battles, and when to walk away
Why let someone else’s bad attitude ruin your day? How to Deal With Difficult People arms you with all the tools and tactics you need to handle all kinds of people – to make your life less stressful and a great deal easier.