Conflict Competence in fiction and non-fiction

I love reading and writing fiction and nonfiction about conflict competence. As well, I use fiction and popular culture such as movies, novels, and television shows, to demonstrate the good, the bad, and the ugly about conflict competence and it’s evil twin – conflict incompetence.

Let’s face it, at least some of our modern role models seem to come to us through popular culture. We travel to remote parts of the planet and find TV shows or movies we recognize. So, it makes sense to explore the lessons in this shared experience.

Some of my favourite teaching movies are:

12 Angry Men – pure Dialogue as David Bohm envisioned

The Story of Qui Ju – the role of apology, poor mediation, ineffective negotiation and conflict escalation

You Again – bullying and personal growth after being a bully

Sliding Doors – one act, one gesture, one insight can transform a life

Here are some of my short stories and articles:

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Fairy Tale Romance

Finally, my posts reflecting on the topic include: