What is a Leader to Do, When There is Conflict in the Camp?

August 21, 2017
Hosted by Bernard E. Robinson

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When we think of conflict and conflict resolution one of the things many people think about are ways to avoid it. For the leader, conflict avoidance is not an option. In fact, in today’s work environment, leaders and others need to know how to manage conflict and bring differences to a civil and productive resolution. Disputes and conflict are normal. To be effective in managing conflict, every leader needs to know What conflict is and How to approach and manage it when it comes? We will also discuss the mediation process which is a valuable human resource and conflict management tool in the workplace and in society. it because your ability to influence others and move those who follow you to a more productive place. You’ll want to join your host, Bernard E. Robinson and his guest, Tim Stranges, President of The Timothy Group, for a rich discussion about conflict and its management.

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Bernard E. Robinson

Bernard E. Robinson

After more than 30 years training more than 29,000 business and industry employees, supervisors, managers and executives at all organizational levels, I have perfected the consulting skills required and utilized the expertise and experience needed to provide solutions to my clients. This has included a wide array of projects, products and services that enabled them to improve their organizational and operational performance. As President of the Institute for Human Development for more than 29 years, I have used my performance improvement consulting skills to amass a wealth of practical knowledge about the topic of performance, in general, and leadership in particular. In addition to being an expert trainer and group facilitator, I am a leadership and business development expert and coach.

I am the author of “The Skills of an Effective Leader: Becoming a Leader Others Want to Follow,” and a member of the Institute of Management Consultants, and have earned certification as a Certified Management Consultant. I am a member of the Mentors Guild, which is a group for seasoned business experts, advisors and management consultants. The Institute was selected as one of the recipients of the 2010 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Awards in September 2010, an award that honors outstanding women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The Institute was selected out of nearly 5,000 applicants.

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Ric Edelman


Ric Edelman, founder and executive chairman of Edelman Financial Services, is widely regarded as one of the top advisors in the field. He was ranked the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor three times by Barron’s,1 named among the country’s Top 10 Wealth Advisors by Forbes magazine2 in 2016, and is the 2017 recipient of the
Ric is an award-winning radio and television personality5 and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His ninth book, The Truth About Your Future, was published in March and is an instant New York Times Best Seller. 6 Ric is an inductee of the Financial Advisor Hall of Fame7 sponsored by Research magazine, a Distinguished Lecturer at Rowan University, a resident expert for Dr. Oz and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Personal Finance.
With 157 financial planners and 43 offices coast-to-coast, Edelman Financial Services manages more than $18.5 billion for more than 33,000 individuals and families.8 Visit Ric online at RicEdelman.com. View Guest page

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Dr. K Anders Ericsson


K. Anders Ericsson, PhD, is presently Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. He has edited the “Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance” which will come out in a second edition this fall. His most recent book (2016) “Peak: Secrets from the new science of expertise” was co-authored with Robert Pool. He is a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science and a member of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. View Guest page

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Mrs. Monica Green


Monica Green has been an educator in DC, MD, and VA for fourteen years teaching English and Theater. She has also spent four years as a coordinator for the AVID program, a college-preparatory program aimed at making college accessible to all students. As an entrepreneur, Monica has partnered with schools and educational organizations to provide curriculum writing and professional development consulting services. She is also a student in the dissertation-writing phase of a Ph.D in Educational Leadership. Monica enjoys camping, hiking and traveling with her husband, Roy, and twelve-year-old son, Sean. As the founder of Capital Village Schools, she is relentlessly committed to redesigning the school experience by combining personalized learning, real world learning adventures, partnerships that capitalize on community resources, and an intentionally small village that is focused on the whole child. View Guest page

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James JT Holt


James “JT” Holt is a Quality Control Inspector for the Department of the Navy/Marine Corp Logistics Base. He has over 25 years of experience and is also a trained mentor. He has mentored, coached and lead government employees in government and the private sector. He counts the shows host,Bernard E. Robinson, as one of his mentors and was honored to endorse his book, “The Skills of an Effective Leader.” Growing up in Pineview, GA, with 7 siblings, JT learned to lead, follow or get squashed! He was reared by his mom and grandmother and after graduating from Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, GA, he joined the Army and served in Desert Shield/Storm before being honorably discharged from the Army in 1991. He has been a government contractor for Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Lear Siegler. He is often called “Mr. 24 Hours” because if you give him an issue, even if complex, in 24 hours he will have you a way forward. He is truly a leader for the ages and with great compassion. View Guest page

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Mr. Tim Stranges


Tim Stranges is an Adjunct Professor at Montgomery College where he teaches mediation and conflict resolution courses. He is a mediator with the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County (CRCMC), the District Court of Maryland and the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights. In 2014 he was named CRCMC’s Volunteer of the Year. He has mediated for over 15 years. Currently Mr. Stranges serves as Co-President of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution and as Convener of the Concordia Mediators Discussion Group. Prior to becoming a mediator, he spent over 25 years working as a Senior Manager in the field of human resources in a number of Federal Government Agencies.. For three years he served in the Peace Corps, teaching English to high school students in Morocco, North Africa. Mr. Stranges has a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from American University. View Guest page

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Dianne Floyd Sutton


Dianne Floyd Sutton is a speaker, trainer, educator, author, coach, actor and President of Sutton Enterprises. She has spent over three decades providing employee training and development and facilitation services - crafting her career as a pioneer and leader in the human capital development field. Dianne is well-known for her humor, honesty and refreshingly down-to-earth messages. Dianne’s straightforward approach to career and employee management and her ability to engage and entertain her audiences has resulted in numerous requests to share her expertise both nationally and internationally. Dianne was an adjunct professor at American University, School of Communication and has been recognized as an outstanding faculty member of the Graduate School USA, Center for Leadership and Management. She has served as a guest lecturer in the academic community (College of Southern Maryland, University of the District of Columbia, George Washington University and Florida A & M). View Guest page

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