Craig E. Runde, Renowned Expert on Conflict, Will Be Guest on out of the Comfort Zone on VoiceAmerica.com


Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/07/2015 -- Out of the Comfort Zone features renowned expert on handling conflict Craig E. Runde. He will speak to program host Dr. Wanda Wallace about learning to manage conflict in the workplace tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET on Voice America. (For more information: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/85167/navigating-conflict-and-contention).

Out of the Comfort Zone will explore the complex issue of navigating conflict in the work place. Learning to manage conflict in a constructive manner is thus a core skill for leaders. But managing conflict does not mean having the best intellectual argument and "winning" the case. It is much more complex than just being right.

"I'm so pleased Craig will be here to talk about managing conflict. This is an area that plagues so many in today's work place and so many people don't have the skills they need to successfully manage it and to achieve a good outcome," said Dr. Wallace. "Craig will talk about what goes wrong, what to do and how to manage emotions in the midst of conflict," she added.

About Craig E. Runde
Craig E. Runde is Director of the Center for Conflict Dynamics. He oversees product development and training programs, and alliances. Craig is the coauthor of Building Conflict Competent Teams (Jossey-Bass, 2008), Developing Your Conflict Competence (Jossey-Bass, 2010), and Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader - Second Edition (Jossey-Bass,2012). He is a frequent speaker and commentator on workplace conflict issues and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Conflict Management. Before joining Eckerd College, he was the director of the International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning at Wake Forest University. Craig received his B.A. from Harvard University, M.L.L. from the University of Denver, and J.D. from Duke University. He has practiced law in Colorado and has taught at the University of Minnesota Law School and Wake Forest University.

About Out of the Comfort Zone
Hosted by Dr. Wanda Wallace, Out of the Comfort Zone airs on Voice America. The program examines the challenges faced by today's highly-valued expert leaders. These leaders are admired and respected. However, as the scope of the leadership role expands, expert leaders find themselves in a role where others know more, details are no longer so accessible and decisions are made without a full understanding. This transition is perhaps the hardest transition of all. Our best experts are unprepared for a different world with different rules. The old ways no longer work. Now what to do? The show answers this question. Follow Dr. Wallace on Twitter @askwanda.

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