Conflict management

Managing conflict

Managing conflict
Posted 24 Aug 2018 by OPP

How can we help you reach better resolutions?

Is conflict holding you back?

Is conflict holding you back
Posted 08 Aug 2018 by OPP

Change your approach to conflict and you can change the outcome

How to fail to achieve your organisational goals

How to fail to achieve your organisational goals
Posted 01 May 2018 by Katy Lyne, Principal Consultant, OPP

In business, human dynamics is rarely considered a top priority. Katy Lyne explains why this is a serious problem.

Understanding the science of conflict

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Posted 25 Feb 2016 by Betsy Kendall, COO and Head of Professional Services, OPP

Betsy Kendall explores the different conflict styles and how they can be used most effectively. 

Conflict and leadership: what does the data say?

Conflict modes
Posted 21 Apr 2015 by John Hackston - Head of R&D at OPP

Leaders are quick, decisive, and know what they want; they aren’t afraid to make unpopular decisions and they can be fiercely competitive. This might be a somewhat old-fashioned view of leadership, but new research by OPP suggests there is more than a grain of truth here.

Top five blog articles of 2014

What's your type tipple?
Posted 29 Dec 2014 by OPP Ltd

Visits to our Personality Matters blog were at an all-time high in 2014, and we covered a wide range of topics in our weekly posts. Over the last 12 months we've talked about the best MBTI-based books and the various resources available for L&D teams. We’ve promoted Movember, and we’ve commented on the Paul Flowers furore. We've also continued to thrive as thought leaders in a diverse range of workplace psychology issues, from recruitment and assessment centres to polarity management. But what are the top five posts that readers have returned to again and again?

Ten more books about MBTI and type that you can't afford to be without!

16 Personality Types
Posted 12 Sep 2014 by OPP

In the second of our blog posts looking at 20 invaluable books about MBTI® and type, we review another ten titles that have impressed MBTI practitioners or been a key support in their work with the MBTI assessment. As with the first batch, the books featured here are listed in no particular order, and comments are from individual reviewers who responded to our request for reviews on the Linked In group OPP Qualified Professionals.

Celebrating the TKI’s 40th year anniversary

Ken Thomas and Ralph Kilmann
Posted 24 Jul 2014 by Ralph Kilmann - co-author of the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument

In Act 1 of my blog posts marking 40 years of the TKI, I described the circumstances surrounding the development of the instrument. In this continuation of the story I’ll explain how ongoing research and validation enabled it to become the world’s best-selling conflict management tool.

Why’d you do THAT?! Interpersonal needs and motivations

People holding up signs over their faces with happy and sad smiley icons
Posted 03 Jul 2014 by Pamela Valencia, Solutions Consultant at CPP, Inc

Understanding personality type helps us see how our minds are wired - how we like to get energised, take in information, make decisions, and orient ourselves to the outer world. Understanding interpersonal needs gives us insight into another aspect of our personality - what motivates our behaviour in regard to how much interaction we want with others.

Celebrating the TKI’s 40th year anniversary

Posted 10 Jun 2014 by Ralph H. Kilmann - co-author of the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument

"While I don’t recall if there was a single moment, an epiphany of sorts, at some point Ken and I must’ve said out loud: 'Let’s develop a new instrument to measure the five conflict-handling modes'..." Ralph Kilmann recalls the origins of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument in the first of two blog posts celebrating 40 years of the TKI.