The Peace Assessment
There are 4 key relationships are critical for every human. When one of these areas is left unresolved or we simply have a bad relationship with this area in our life, we show up anxious. When we show up anxious, we find our behavior attempts to shut down, dismiss, judge, criticize, and hurt others which creates conflict.
We're all a work in progress - see how your doing in these areas of life!
The Peace AssessmentTM was designed, organized and created by The Katallasso Group, based on our life and professional experiences, as well as the great influence of two men that have contributed to our thinking on conflict resolution. We offer this free insight to parents, leaders, mediators, and any other professional. When we become a more peaceful presence in our role as leaders, we can influence the possibility for change in our given environment. Think about the last time you were led by an anxious leader? How'd that make you feel? Not good - in fact, things got worse, not better.
Thomas Chalmers was an 18th century theologian, moral philosopher, and pastor having spent much of his time observing the interactions between people of faith and those materially poor. He found that 4 key relationships influenced people's responses and interactions with one another. Those 4 key relationships were: God, Self, Others, and Purpose/Contribution to the World. When these relationships were not internally resolved in a human, it would create conflict!
Edwin Friedman is an author of "A Failure of Nerve", a Jewish Rabbi, and Marriage and Family Therapist. He evaluated the state of America and shared that we are living in a "highly anxious society". As anxious people, we do not address conflict well and we oftentimes assume we must pull in an expert to handle matters we simply are avoiding.
We are indebted to these two brilliant thinkers that have offered great insight to the complexity of humans and our internal natures we must consider when we're confronted with conflict.