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How we handle conflict has an impact on the resilience of our vital relationships, the caliber of our decisions, the success of our careers, and our peace of mind. Mediator, conflict resolution teacher, and author Tammy Lenski, Ed.D., uses storytelling and science to help us transform our experience with conflict and inspire us to disagree better at work and at home. The podcast was formerly called The Space Between.

Disagree better Tammy Lenski

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 122 Ratings

How we handle conflict has an impact on the resilience of our vital relationships, the caliber of our decisions, the success of our careers, and our peace of mind. Mediator, conflict resolution teacher, and author Tammy Lenski, Ed.D., uses storytelling and science to help us transform our experience with conflict and inspire us to disagree better at work and at home. The podcast was formerly called The Space Between.

    Discovering and managing your conflict hooks, part 1

    Discovering and managing your conflict hooks, part 1

    One of the best ways to increase emotional agility in conflict is to recognize and manage your conflict hooks.

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    • 8 min
    Unburied empathy

    Unburied empathy

    What we do immediately after we express empathy helps or hinders the connection and alignment we’re trying to build.

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    • 5 min
    Use these 5 phrases to air your grievances and get heard

    Use these 5 phrases to air your grievances and get heard

    How to skip the drama and the rumination and raise a concern so they’ll actually listen.

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    • 6 min
    Disagree better by asking great questions

    Disagree better by asking great questions

    It’s tempting to tell people what they should do. It feels efficient, and it makes us feel helpful and wise. When we replace telling with asking, we can do something more powerful and, ultimately, more satisfying: Help people illuminate what’s important and generate effective solutions to problems.

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    • 7 min
    25 ways to disagree better from 25 years of writing about conflict resolution

    25 ways to disagree better from 25 years of writing about conflict resolution

    My newsletter, Disagree Better, turns 25 this month. I’m marking the milestone with 25 ways to disagree better from a wide array of thinkers.

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    • 10 min
    Identify a problem’s primary drivers with a relationship diagram

    Identify a problem’s primary drivers with a relationship diagram

    One reason agreements and solutions fail is that they don’t sufficiently identify and address the root causes of the problem. Another is that they address behavioral elements of the conflict without also addressing systemic elements that drive the behavior. The Relationship Diagram is an excellent tool for overcoming both of these problem-solving hurdles.


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    Frame a solvable problem

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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

hoov68 ,

Highly recommend

Excellent podcast! Short and actionable ideas. Highly recommend

new hampshire transplant ,

So glad I found this!

Really good info and tips packed into short 5-7 minute segments that are very easy to listen to. So glad I found this!

burkinakaren ,

Great wisdom here!

Thanks so much for all your practical ideas on how to resolve conflicts and emotional challenges that come my way❤️

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