Conflict is good

Posted on Sunday September 11, 2016
  How can conflict be a good thing? In the first blog in this series I spoke about how most of us try to avoid conflict (myself included). Conflict situations make us uncomfortable. The vast majority of us view it as a negative thing. But I think we would all agree that it is impossible to... Read More...

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Posted on Saturday June 18, 2016
In his bestseller ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’,  John Gray  proposed that men and women deal with relationships and conflict in fundamentally different ways. Is there any truth in this hypothesis or was Gray simply re-hashing unhelpful and old-fashioned stereotypes?... Read More...

Conflict avoidance – an Irish trait?

Posted on Tuesday March 15, 2016
I have never been a fan of confrontation. Personally, it’s something I try to avoid. I think that I’m not unusual in that respect – there is certainly something about the Irish that makes us uncomfortable around conflict. We are not natural complainers (moaners, yes but... Read More...