Happiness is a Warm Puppy…and the Commitment to Care
One of my favorite childhood books written by the late, great cartoonist and philosopher Charles Shultz is the classic...00
You Don’t Have to be a Hostage Anymore, I Promise.
Sitting in a the back of a dimly lit room I swallowed hard as I feverishly scribbled notes into...
Can You Make Peace with Everyone? No, But You Can Make Peace with Yourself.
Whenever I conduct a training on conflict resolution and de-escalation I’m invariably asked two questions, “Do you use this...
“Who Do You Trust?” From Red Kite Project
Recently, Red Kite Project began working on an interactive gaming experience that is designed to be enjoyed by youth...
What is Your True North?
In these fragile times, it’s tempting to cut corners in business and personal affairs. Certainly, in an effort to...
Get Drunk to Listen…Wait What?
I saw this advertisement in the subway for beer. The ad is selling “character.” Besides how silly it is...
“The Most Powerful ‘Weapon’ of All” Second in a Series on Power
There’s a common philosophical question we conflict theorists ponder; “Who had more power, Adolph Hitler or Mahatma Gandhi?” This...
If You Like Screaming Matches…Please Ignore This
One question I like to ask participants in our workshops is, “Why do people yell during an argument or...
“WeiJi-Between Crisis and Opportunity”…Who says?
There are a lot of motivational speakers, trainers, and “conflict specialists” who talk about the way the Chinese see...
Inspiring Good Behavior: Respect is Worth More Than Fear
One of the major beliefs that we at RKP hold is that positive motivation always works better to assist...