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Conflict Chat: Challenges of Working in a Gig Economy – Download or Stream Now

Conflict Chat: Challenges of Working in a Gig Economy – Download or Stream Now

Are you a worker taking on short projects or “gigs?” Many temporary employees and independent consultants work in a Gig Economy. As the gig economy grows so do the challenges that employers, HR managers and workers face when it comes to communication and managing conflict. We’ll also discuss “At Will’ employment and how it changes the employer’s view of conflict and how they can ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater’ by quickly terminating employees vs. taking the time to work through the issues.

Here is your opportunity to listen in, chat and ask questions of Conflict Management experts who are mediators, conflict coaches, and facilitators on how to think about, analyze or resolve your situation!

 

Conflict Chat: Challenges of Working in a Gig Economy – Listen in on 9/26 at 8 pm EST

Conflict Chat: Challenges of Working in a Gig Economy – Listen in on 9/26 at 8 pm EST

Are you a worker taking on short projects or “gigs?” Many temporary employees and independent consultants work in a Gig Economy. As the gig economy grows so do the challenges that employers, HR managers and workers face when it comes to communication and managing conflict. We’ll also discuss “At Will’ employment and how it changes the employer’s view of conflict and how they can ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater’ by quickly terminating employees vs. taking the time to work through the issues.

Here is your opportunity to listen in, chat and ask questions of Conflict Management experts who are mediators, conflict coaches, and facilitators on how to think about, analyze or resolve your situation!

 

Conflict Chat ….Our Nation Divided and a Path to Reconciliation – Archived Program now available for download or streaming

Conflict Chat ….Our Nation Divided and a Path to Reconciliation – Archived Program now available for download or streaming

Tonight’s program focuses on how our morals foundations influence our political beliefs. These foundations can be used to divide us or bring us together. Tracy King and I discuss how both the Liberals and Conservatives miss understand the true concerns of those across the aisle and what we can do to help heal this division.

 

Conflict Chat ….When Leaders Crash Creating Toxic Workplaces – Archived Program

Conflict Chat ….When Leaders Crash Creating Toxic Workplaces – Archived Program

This week’s program discussed how a leader’s inability to regulate their anger can lead to a toxic workplace. We examined how Uber’s CEO missed opportunities to build trust, solve problems and avoid a large amount of negative publicity – due to his lack of conflict competency. If Travis Kalanick was better able to listen to the concerns of others and truly understand their concerns, he would be a much more effective leader. Because he was unable or unwilling to do this, he publicly stated that he needed to grow up and fundamentally change.

 

Will Work for Peace – How to Get a Job as a Peacemaker – Archived Program Now Available for Download or Streaming

Will Work for Peace – How to Get a Job as a Peacemaker – Archived Program Now Available for Download or Streaming

Do you want to be a Peacemaker? You can now download or stream my recent conversation with David J. Smith as we discussed how to find opportunities to work for peace in almost any job. Whether it is thinking differently about the job you have or what types of jobs are out there – there are opportunities to work for peace!

 

Will Work for Peace – How to Get a Job as a Peacemaker, Listen in on 1/10 at 8 pm EST

Will Work for Peace – How to Get a Job as a Peacemaker, Listen in on 1/10 at 8 pm EST

Every job as the opportunity to work for peace if you know how to look for it. Join professor, practitioner, and educator David J. Smith as we discuss how to get a job as a Peacemaker. Whether it is thinking differently about the job you have or what types of jobs are out there – listen in on Tuesday, January 10th at 7 pm Central to learn more.

The Day After…The Election: How To Talk Politics or Not With Friends, Family And Coworkers – Download or Streaming now available

The Day After…The Election: How To Talk Politics or Not With Friends, Family And Coworkers – Download or Streaming now available

So Trump won. Now what?

Here are some tips for how to handle this conversation with others:

  1. Be a good winner/loser – do it with grace and respect
  2. Don’t take it personally
  3. Dig deeper – listen and then listen again.
  4. Cite and check your and their sources
  5. Keep it in perspective – remember why you are talking to them and why that’s important – or not
  6. Embrace your country and love thy neighbor

We live in a great country. The United States of America. United we stand. Let us pause and reflect. What has happened? What did we miss? Do we really understand those that we disagree with.

Let us commit to doing better, not giving up on each other, and learning from our mistakes. It’s our only way forward.

 

 

The Day After…The Election: How To Talk Politics or Not With Friends, Family And Coworkers – Listen in tonight at 8 pm EST

The Day After…The Election: How To Talk Politics or Not With Friends, Family And Coworkers – Listen in tonight at 8 pm EST

So contentious presidential election is finally over with! It is either the best or worst day for America for some of us. Some will gloat over the win, others exhibit anger for the loss, or maybe we just keep our mouth shut so as not to engage in conflict? So how do you talk to your friends, co-workers, and family about politics and not get burned in the process? Learn how two conflict resolution experts, Pattie Porter and Stephen Kotev, help others say what they really mean and hear what really matters from those they don’t agree with.