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 authored the highly acclaimed The Joy of Conflict Resolution. His workshops and presentations offer accessible, practical concepts and strategies to understand and resolve conflict.
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Congratulations to all who entered the annual photo caption contest. We had a repeat winner: Karonne Hanlen, who also won the inaugural contest last fall. Here are the top four entries, as determined by an eclectic panel who shall remain anonymous:
1. That's victim, villain, hero, or "resolutionary", not "revolutionary"!
2. "Now, are we paying attention to me! Okay good! I called you all here so we could collectively discuss our issues, in this non-threatening and non-intimidating space. Just because I am in the position of power and authority does not mean that you can't say what you feel. This is a safe space where everyone's opinions are important! Okay, who wants to go first, don't be hold back, say what you feel! I promise to listen and be direct!
3/4. Woo whooo, I've just dealt with the mother-in-law - that should make the rest of the marriage a breeze!
3/4. Whew! So that's what her Old Man meant by a shotgun wedding!
In conflict, each person feels hit first.