The Art of Managing Everyday Conflict

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The Art of Managing Everyday Conflict: Understanding Emotions and Power Struggles

Erik A. Fisher

1stPublisher: PraegerFormat: Hardcover

Provides an understanding of the roles of emotion in conflict, and how to use that knowledge for reducing the incidence and seriousness of everyday conflicts We all have power struggles affecting each of us in every stage of our life, nearly every day. We all get wrapped up in conflicts, but often have no idea how to resolve them. This book discusses the “hows” and “whys” of conflict and provides easy-to-use solutions for most situations. The focus is on the role of emotion. Conflict results from the way in which we view our own power, and our views on power are largely influenced by our emotions. So we must begin by looking closely at our emotions. Fisher and Sharp guide us to pinpoint those and see how emotions move us into playing one of the classic roles in conflict - Victim, Persecutor, Instigator or Rescuer. And we learn how emotions can play productive purposes; how they can be used to minimize and remove serious conflict in our lives. The text includes vignettes, anecdotes, personal inventories, illustrations and concrete exercises.While general readers will find this text of interest, it will also provide valuable information for students of psychology, sociology, business management, human resources and family studies. Includes many examples of people in everyday conflicts, explaining how they got there and how they can control events by harnessing their own emotion Perhaps the first book to fully focus on the central component of common conflict - emotion - and explain in an accessible way how to control emotion to maximize personal success Includes a guide to identifying your emotions

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