4/7/2021, 7:00:00 PM
What is the secret of happy relationships? How do companies build collaborative cultures? What lies behind some of the greatest scientific and creative breakthroughs? The surprising answer is: conflict.
Insight and empathy spring from the clash of different perspectives. In a world where it’s easier than ever for people to share their opinions, we should be reaping the benefits of diverse views. Instead, we too often find ourselves mired in hostility or – worse – avoiding disagreement altogether. So we’re so pleased journalist and author, Ian Leslie is beaming in live to the Salon stage to argue that this is because most of us never learn how to air our differences in a way that leads to progress.
Yes, this Salon will get to the heart of better disagreement. Ian will draw on lessons from experts in tough conversations: interrogators, hostage negotiators, divorce mediators, diplomats and addiction counsellors; combining them with fascinating insights from the science of human communication.
Whether it's at work, at home, or in public, confronting our differences is the only way to make the most of them. And our Conflicted Salon is about how to do that successfully.