Conflict Doesn't Always Need to Be a Power Struggle

What happens when we use power against people we have relationships with to try to resolve conflict? Experience sometimes teaches us that the best way to get what we need in a conflict is to force the other person or people involved to do what we want. At times, this might be true, but it’s often not necessary. And it can come at a huge cost to everyone. What approaches might increase everyone’s collective power to resolve the conflict, and reduce the need for people to use their power against each other? Let me start off by saying that using power against people or institutions is not always a bad thing. Most of our rights as workers were won through strikes and other power-based strate

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