Webinar: Power: Understanding or Coercion?



Central to our approach to conflict is to maximize the potential of the power of understanding in the three dimensions of self, other and external realities. Understanding is a quite different and challenging alternative to the power of coercion. These dimensions have a potential power to transform and help guide people to agreements created by them that they feel invested in and are more likely to live up to since the solution comes from their understanding of themselves, each other, and the situation. When in conflict, people often gravitate towards the power of coercion. Coercion may produce a result but often at the cost of later boomeranging when one or both parties sit with the fallout. In this webinar, Gary Friedman will discuss how to develop understanding in coercive situations.

Takeaways from this webinar include:

– Understanding the potential of the power of understanding

– Understanding limits of coercion

– How to create understanding in the face of coercion