In 2020, a small group of mediators gathered on Zoom to share stories as they struggled to adapt, adjust and survive whilst supporting people through conflict. Over a glass of gin, laughter and sometimes tears, we learnt a lot, and I wanted to find a way to share our insights with others.
This collection brings together professionals across disciplines who are experts in dealing with conflict, confusion and change. From mediators, lawyers, HR, marketing and executives – they are sharing their insights to help you better manage the complexities of negotiation, conflict and problem-solving.
We hope these real-life stories of gritty leadership and hard conversations, spiced with touch of humour, will make it easier to talk about conflict. We want to help you navigate this space with clarity, confidence and some fun. So, pour yourself a gin and be prepared to discover that hard conversations don’t have to result in a fight. With a little preparation, some key skills and a growth mindset, peace is possible.
Claire Holland, Chris Muir-Smith, Hayden Wilson, Hayley Jarick, Hazel Herrington, Joanne McMullan, Laurence Boulle, Megan MacNeill, Mikel Sanz Peña, Ming Johanson, Paul Sills, Roar Thun Waegger, Sam Hardy, Shanti Abraham Mathew, Sree Swaminathan, Susan Andrews, Vikram Singh, Trent Petherick, Sarah Blake
Foreword by Kenneth Cloke
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.
Sarah M Blake ©️ Copyright 2022
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