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Freeing Yourself From Conflict with Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler

Date: 04/22/2020

Time: 6:00pm
Where: Virtual, ,

Watch Freeing Yourself From Conflict
Do you ever find yourself stuck in a “conflict loop”? Blaming yourself? Blaming others? Trying to work together with people and only growing farther apart? Certain habits can keep you and others stuck in a “conflict loop.” But what if instead of confronting conflicts, you could simply free yourself of them?
In this webinar, conflict expert Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler discussed her new book: Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life. Drawing from her career spanning the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, two decades of consulting to CEOs and senior teams, grassroots work with Middle East leaders and research on terrorism and long-term conflict for the US Department of Homeland Security, Dr. Goldman-Wetzler presented her proven approach to freeing yourself from conflict. Key takeaways included:
  • Defaulting to conflict habits creates a conflict loop pattern, which leads to shutting down and blaming ourselves; you must break this pattern through new and different actions
  • To find the Optimal Outcome you must look ahead at what you want to happen while also taking reality into account
  • Four key practices: map out your conflict, honor your shadow values, listen to your emotions, and design a pattern breaking path
  • Keep your actions simple and you are more likely to have impact
You can support independent bookstores and purchase a copy of Optimal Outcomes here.

Speaker's Bio:
Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler is founder and CEO of Alignment Strategies Group, a New York based consulting firm that counsels CEOs and leaders on how to optimize organizational health and growth. As a keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies, public institutions and startups, she inspires audiences of all kinds. She is a graduate of Tufts University and Columbia University, where she received a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology.