“Cooperatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility.” - Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General
“Resilience is a capacity as old as our origins otherwise we wouldn’t be here.”
In almost any conflict – whether it’s a community issue, workplace disagreement, family dispute or political gridlock - there are invariably two sides:
1.) Your side, which is the right side.
2.) The other group’s side, which is the wrong side, or the side that’s not as good as yours.
Unfortunately, as humans, we’re programmed to only see resolutions to problems as being one side’s ideas defeating the other.
In his latest book, business author Stephen Covey is trying to change the way we view conflict resolution and problem solving in a way that moves beyond even compromise. That’s because compromise, as Covey suggests, may stop the conflict, but it doesn’t create a breakthrough.