Gini Nelson\’s Engaging Conflicts

October 2, 2006

Kenneth Cloke: Paths To Transcendence, Part Two

Last week I posted the first five of “ten paths to transcendence” identified in Kenneth Cloke’s new book, The Crossroads of Conflict: A Journey Into the Heart Of Dispute Resolution (see last week’s post for the first five and for Ken’s definition of transcendence). Here are the final five:

[Five of the] Ten Paths to Transcendence:

6. Craft a question that asks people to speak and listen directly from their heart

7. Work collaboratively to redesign and reform the cultures and systems that produced or reinforced the conflict.

8. Clarify and reinforce what was learned from the conflict, and use it to improve and evolve to higher levels of conflict and resolution.

9. Move the conversation toward forgiveness and reconciliation.

10. Design and execute a ritual of release, completion, and closure.

Ken’s book can be purchased directly from his publisher, Janis Publications.

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