Michael Patterson 8-9 PM

website: www.personalstrengths.com

Book: Have a Nice Conflict: A Story of Finding Success and Satisfaction in the Most Unlikely Places

Dr. Mike Patterson is an author, consultant and educator whose new book, Have a Nice Conflict:  A Story of Finding Success and Satisfaction in the Most Unlikely Places, offers a different take on a problem that affects all of us–interpersonal conflict.  Too costly to ignore, Mike offers a relational approach to conflict management that consistently leads to better results, stronger relationships and a reinforced sense of self-worth for all involved.

Planned topics to be discussed (time permitting):

1. Everyone knows that conflict is, at a minimum, unpleasant, but conflict can actually carry a tremendous financial cost to organizations as well.  Just how costly is conflict to American business?

2. Why do you think so many organizations do so little to manage conflict?

3. How is your definition of conflict different from the way most people traditionally view conflict?

4. Tell us about the book, Have a Nice Conflict.  Why did you write it?

5. The main character in the book is encouraged to be on the lookout for conflict?  Why is this so important?

6. You contend that more than two-thirds of the time, the signs of conflict can be subtle and easy to miss.  What do you mean by this?

7. You suggest that people don’t have weaknesses, but rather “overdone” strengths.  What does this mean?

8. What are conflict triggers?

9. In the book, you suggest that each person has a unique conflict sequence.  What does this mean?

10. There is a memorable statement in the book:  “Do conflict; don’t let conflict do you.”  What does this mean?

11. Is the way one manages conflict situations at work different from the way that a person would manage conflict at home?

12. What are the five keys to nice conflicts? (This could be a lengthy response if I describe each of the keys)

13. How can we prevent conflicts?

14. What does it mean to speak the other person’s language?

15. Where can listeners get your book?

Related Links:

Relationship Awareness Theory : An Overview

The Development of Relationship Awareness


Gary Lowen 8-9 PM

Gary Lowen has been practicing law for 37 years. He limits his practice to divorce, custody and mediation. Mr. Lowen was formerly with the IRS & Legal Aid and has been in private practice since 1980. Not initially a believer in mediation, Mr. Lowen does hundreds of mediations a year.

Planned topics to be discussed (time permitting):

1. How does Mediation resolve conflicts?

2. Does it only work in divorce?

3. Who needs to be present in mediation?

4. How do you get to be a mediator?

5. Why would an individual want to go to mediation?

6. What’s the difference between mediation, arbitration and court?

Related Links:

Wiki: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Wiki: Arbitration

Wiki: Conflict Resolution

Wiki: Mediation


Donna Marie Thompson 9-10 PM

Website: http://www.bouncingbacknow.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/bouncingbacknow

Book:  Bouncing Back From Loss

Donna Marie Thompson, PhD – The Bouncing Back Now Relationship Coach – is a best-selling author in 2 books, a Certified Professional Coach, a Certified NLP Practitioner, and a Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index.  Donna Marie is listed as one of America’s Premier Experts in relationships and personal development.  Donna Marie will be highlighted on the “World’s Greatest” TV show in July 2011.

Planned topics to be discussed (time permitting):
1. What was your life like before all of this happened?
2. Then what happened – what is your story?
3. What were you thinking as one thing after another happened to you?
4. You finally decided to fight when you hit rock bottom – what was going on then?
5. How were you able to bounce back from all that happened to you?
6. Did you recover from all of it at the same pace?
7. What were the three pillars that formed the basis for your recovery?
8. Why did you become a professional coach instead of just talking with a coach?
9. What are the biggest lessons you learned as a coach?
10. What recovery process did you use for yourself?
11. Why did you start a business?
12. When you just described it, the 5Es to Recovery sounds logical, what else is involved?
13. What can someone expect after they’ve completed the 5Es?
14. Does your process work for all types of loss?
15. Better suited for some losses than others?
16. What can people do to start to bounce back?
17. Is bouncing back the same for everyone?
18. Why do some people bounce back quickly and others do not?
19. What are some people still grieving years later?
20. What are the key characteristics of those who bounce back well?
21. How do you know you are making progress in bouncing back?
22. What 3 things can you say to someone suffering with a loss?
23. What are 3 things should you avoid saying to someone suffering  from a loss?
24. What is one message that you’d like to share with our listeners?
25. How can our listeners find your new book, BBFL?

Related Links:

Necessary Losses, by Judith Viorst

Align your life with your values: Get down to the core

Forgiveness can see you free: Unshackle the chains of resentment

On the brink of breaking up: What to do next

Show info compiled by:  Kate Chawansky (producer)  Dr. Stan Frager Show, Louisville, KY

Related links added by:  Tony Safina, tony@iglou.com

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