This interview happened on May 24, 2012 at 12noon ET. Will have a link to the recording in a few days. Stay tuned on Twitter to hear when it’s available!
Have a Nice Conflict
Wouldn’t it be nice to go through life without any conflicts? Primarily, conflicts stem from opposing values, expectations and life experiences. Considering no two people could possibly have the exact same life experiences, conflict is inevitable. So the question becomes, how do you deal with conflict when it arises.
To help us deal with conflict, psychologist, clinical therapist, and educator Dr. Elias H. Porter established the Relationship Awareness Theory. The theory is founded on four premises: 1. Behavior is driven by motivation, 2. Motivation changes in conflict, 3. Personal weaknesses are overdone strengths, and 4. Clarity and face validity enhance self-discovery. This theory laid the foundation to Tim Scudder’s training program and book called, Have a Nice Conflict.
Distinguished author Tim Scudder, is our guest expert for the May 24, 2012 Reach Personal Branding Interview at noon EST. Tim will discuss his book, Have a Nice Conflict, in an interactive, one-hour conversation with William Arruda, founder of Reach Personal Branding.
In this interview, which will be recorded, you will learn:
- How to anticipate conflict before it happens, and prevent much of it from happening
- How to use conflict as an opportunity to learn
- How to identify three different reactions to conflict and how to work more effectively with them
- Why a disagreement is not necessarily a conflict – and what to do about it
- How what you do in conflict may influence the way people define you
BIO: Tim Scudder
Tim Scudder, CPA is the CEO of Personal Strengths USA and the author of “Have a Nice Conflict – how to find success and satisfaction in the most unlikely places” and a related training program. He is a founding director of the Center for the Development of the Leaders We Need at the California School of Professional Psychology. In addition to being an author and speaker, he works with some of the worlds largest organizations to improve the quality of leadership and increase people’s effectiveness and managing conflict and building relationships.
Official Website for the Book & Learning Experience: www.HaveaNiceConflict.com