Gary Harper, through Harper and Associates, has been working with the people side of organizations since 1991 by providing conflict resolution and communication training, facilitation and mediation services.Gary is a trainer, writer, speaker and facilitator who recently authored The Joy of Conflict Resolution. His workshops and presentations offer accessible, practical concepts and strategies to understand and resolve conflict.
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When a workshop participant gave me a copy of this photo with me, I just had to share it with you and invite you come up with an appropriate caption. The winner will receive a signed copy of The Joy of Conflict Resolution and the adulation of the thousands (hundreds?) of folks who follow this site.
We received two dozen entries to our inaugural "caption contest". Notably, most entrants asked to remain anonymous, assuring me that their (cheeky) captions did not necessarily reflect their personal views. The top five (as judged by a panel, who also wished to remain anonymous.
1. "No, Bubba, I doubled-checked. It's when the knife went in - nothing about bullet wounds."
2. "Which one of you wants to play the victim?"
3. "Stay curious, but keep the gun handy just in case."
4. "So did we come here to go hunting or what?" "Alright, just one more paragraph, seriously!"
5. "It says here I should apologize to you boys."
And here's my own submission:
Having reached a standoff with his prey, our intrepid hero prepares to adopt a collaborative approach.
The winner of the contest is Karonne Hanlen of Vancouver. She attributes her "wacky/macabre sense of humour" to her years of working in Forensic Pathology at Vancouver General Hospital. Thanks, Karonne, and to everyone else who entered.
In conflict, each person feels hit first.