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March 7, 2017

6 Steps to Improving Internal Communication at Work

Communication is one of the most important aspects of success in any organization. In fact, it could be argued that all problems between people are essentially problems of communication: The nuance of a position or conviction is lost as it is communicated between people. Initial misunderstandings about intent or execution steadily grow worse thanks to […]

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March 7, 2017

Effective Negotiation Techniques in Business

No matter which side of the table you’re on, negotiating is an important skill. It’s essential for C-suite executives and for leaders in HR, finance, business development, and much more. Yet, many people go into negotiations with only the background information on their case and a few trusty hunches on how to proceed. Whether the […]

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March 7, 2017

Models For Managing Organizational Change

Change management is one of the most important aspects of building an organization’s strengths and helping it adapt to change. There are many situations in an enterprise’s life-cycle when only change management excellence will allow it to move forward with its mission. For example, an enterprise might go public, merge with another entity, or launch […]

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March 7, 2017

What is Strategic Human Resource Management?

Human resource management can be one of the most powerful contributors to bottom-line value in any enterprise. To achieve that goal, it must transcend day-to-day concerns and become fully linked with the strategic vision. When HR organizations go beyond a traditional post as a custodian or conservator of value, they can take a leading role […]

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March 7, 2017

5 Conflict Resolution Skills of Leaders

Conflict is an inevitable part of virtually any kind of group endeavor. Still, business leaders are often caught off-guard when it comes time for them to weigh in on conflicts between subordinates or peers. While it’s not necessary to become deeply versed in conflict management, it’s good to be familiar with the core skills that […]

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February 27, 2017

Why Corporations Benefit from Conflict Resolution

Healthy conflict can be advantageous in the workplace, where employees are naturally going to disagree on major concepts and ideas. Conflict itself should not be stamped out, but rather, handled in a healthy, constructive manner. An integral part of becoming a mediator with Abilene Christian University’s Master’s in Conflict Resolution involves learning the importance of […]

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February 27, 2017

How Technology Could Be Accelerating Conflicts at Work

Workplace conflict has evolved right alongside the technologies that fuel that conflict. Today’s employees–and their supervisors–largely bicker over email and internal office messaging services, while others broadcast conflicts on social media. It is up to mediators and executives to be aware of the following ways that technology accelerates workplace conflicts: Incorrect Interpretation of Messages Email, […]

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February 27, 2017

Ethical Concerns in Conflict Resolution

From everyday workplace disagreements to heated litigation, conflict is an integral part of today’s corporate culture. When approached in a positive, constructive manner, conflict can prove surprisingly beneficial, alerting involved parties to issues that might otherwise linger and prevent an organization from achieving its true potential. When conflict resolution is handled incorrectly or unethically, even […]

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February 27, 2017

3 Ways to Manage Conflict in a Cross-Cultural Environment

Diversity in the workplace is valuable, but it can lead to numerous cultural clashes. From opposing viewpoints to different communication styles, a variety of sources of conflict can promote a culture of negativity, thereby harming productivity and the company’s bottom line. As you pursue your Master’s in Conflict Resolution, you’re on a path to gaining […]

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February 27, 2017

4 Ways Conflict Management Systems Lead to Higher Profits

Constructive conflict in the workplace can lead to valuable new ideas and greater motivation to achieve company goals, but conflicts that become bitter and overly personal may lead to significant losses in productivity and a compromised bottom line. If you’re interested in or are already pursuing a Conflict Resolution Degree, it’s important to understand how […]

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January 26, 2017

3 NGOs that Specialize in Conflict Resolution

Getting a master’s in conflict resolution can lead to careers in many fields. While it can help you get a job as an ombudsman or conciliator here in the states, conflict resolution strategies are also crucial to many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that attempt to keep the peace in foreign countries while distributing humanitarian aid. Some […]

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January 26, 2017

Examples of Conflict Resolution Careers in the Public and Private Sectors

A higher degree in conflict resolution falls under the “Master of Arts” category—a fact that will come as no surprise to anyone who has attempted to quell an argument between two colleagues. Conflict resolution is indeed an art, requiring discipline, insight and expert training. As a career, conflict resolution is both keenly rewarding and highly […]

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January 26, 2017

Study Peacebuilding: Make a Difference with Conflict Resolution

Of the many areas and professions that require conflict resolution as a part of day to day protocol, none may be as important as international diplomacy. While we need conflict resolution in order to run our businesses effectively and keep universities across the country from engaging in thousands more lawsuits each year, the world needs […]

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January 26, 2017

How to Upgrade Your Career with Conflict Resolution Training

Teambuilding exercises, cultural branding and company retreats are all well and good. But workers in today’s corporate environment often find themselves at a loss when it comes to conflict resolution. The truth is that no amount of positive reinforcement can entirely eliminate conflict from the workplace. In fact, conflict is often a sign of positive […]

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November 1, 2016

Persuasion and Development

For thousands of years, dating back to Aristotle, people have explored the uses and power of persuasion. Many people believe that persuasion is inherently suspect. As organizations look for ways to improve performance, however, persuasion arises again and again as a necessary part of the process. No form of positive change within a group is […]

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November 1, 2016

Importance of Intercultural Communications

What is intercultural communication? It’s the process of negotiating meaning when individuals from different cultural backgrounds interact. In today’s world of globally distributed enterprises, where teams working on shared goals could be thousands of miles apart, intercultural communication is becoming more important than ever before. Each member of an organization must be prepared to go […]

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November 1, 2016

Leading Organizational Change

Organizational change is one of the most crucial aspects of aligning an enterprise’s strategy with the constant evolution of the market around it. Change can reap tremendous benefits, but it can also be one of the most challenging executive functions. Generally speaking, neither people nor groups embrace change until it becomes the final viable option. […]

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July 26, 2016

Foundations of Retention & Student Success

Statistics reported that only about 4 in 10 among full-time degree-seeking students in the U.S. who entered college for the first time had earned a bachelor’s degree within four years. Just under 60% of these students completed a degree within six years. Statistics like these have led to a growing perception of a retention crisis […]

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July 26, 2016

The Importance of Marketing in Higher Education

What is the best role for marketing in the world of higher education? Up until very recently, many key stakeholders considered marketing an ancillary function. Some even thought of it as a distraction from the core university mission. Universities were expected to build reputations on the great works of the students who attended them: “Prestige” […]

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July 26, 2016

Ethics in Higher Education

As the locus of emphasis in university classrooms has gradually shifted to provide more room for the opinions of students, questions of ethics in higher education have grown even more complex. Ethics, of course, have always provided key topics for discussion in university: The majority of students have the opportunity to grapple with ethical questions […]

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July 26, 2016

Recent Trends in Higher Education Resource Management

In a world that’s increasingly diverse, higher education is evolving. In the near future, education leaders will look not only at their own assets, strategies, and challenges, but consider them within the broader context of a web of institutional alliances. These alliances will be driven, first and foremost, by the expansion of online technology and […]

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April 14, 2016

Balancing School and Life

If you are considering earning your graduate degree or have made the decision to do so, congratulations!

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April 14, 2016

Introducing Negotiation and Mediation

Many business situations can benefit from negotiation or mediation. Often, sitting down with a neutral third party can lead to a better resolution than a legal battle or a resulting negative relationship with a business partner or colleague.

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March 22, 2016

5 Strategies for Conflict Resolution

When conflicts arise, it's easy to get caught up in the minutiae and get carried away by emotion.

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February 24, 2016

5 Reasons to Master Conflict Resolution

Anytime two or more people work on something together, whether it's at home, in school, or in the workplace, the potential for conflict is there.

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August 25, 2015

Top Ways to Use Your Conflict Resolution Degree

Graduates with certain academic degrees can be fairly certain of the field they're going to work in.

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August 3, 2015

The Basics of Higher Education Research

Without a doubt, the largest funding resource for academic research in the U.S. is the federal government, which provides up to 60% of all research funding.

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August 3, 2015

A Look At Higher Education In The United States

It is difficult to believe that centuries ago only the elite, the rich, or the religious went on to receive higher education.

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August 3, 2015

College Students And Spirituality

Each fall, millions of former high school students head into the unknown realm of college.

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August 3, 2015

An Introduction To Student Development Theory

Student development theory is a topic of great interest in today's education settings, including higher education.

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March 22, 2015

Common Workplace Conflicts and How to Handle Them

Conflict in the workplace is common. Whenever you have a group of people who interact with each other several hours each week, there are bound to be disagreements.

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March 5, 2015

The 6 Keys to Dispute Resolution

As a dispute mediator, you will need to rely on some effective tools of the trade.

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March 2, 2015

The Main Principles of Negotiation and Mediation

If you’re interested in becoming a conflict mediator, it’s important to understand the basic principles of negotiation and mediation that successful mediators must master.

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