Mimi E. Lyster
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Shifting The Strange Attractor: An Exploration of Chaos and Change Agency
Chaos theory offers metaphors that can help reveal more and less effective ways of initiating, facilitating, and managing change. This paper encourages conflict management professionals to consider using these metaphors as a tool to discover patterns and leverage points that can improve the effectiveness of their interventions with businesses, organizations, or families. Understanding the theoretical underpinnings of various systems theories gives us an edge. It makes us more nimble as practitioners, and better able to transfer our skills to a larger spectrum of clients and circumstances. 2 Comments
Getting A Divorce? Why You Should Not Just Fight It Out
Many have traveled the adversarial road, and probably for many of the same reasons. Constant fighting, arguing and blaming in a marriage or similarly committed relationship generally leads to more of the same while dissolving it. Unfortunately, the consequences of continuing this behavior can be dramatic, including protracted litigation, escalating costs, a dramatically reduced standard of living and significant damage to your children’s emotional well-being. 2 Comments