Conflict Without Casualties

Don’t Read This New Book If…


  • Don’t read this book if you can’t stand the truth about your own role and agency creating conflict.
  • Don’t read this book if you don’t want to be held accountable.
  • Don’t read this book if you like the status quo.
  • Don’t read this book if you aren’t willing to struggle with instead of against the rest of us.

Rev. Tamara Franks, lead pastor at High Country United Church of Christ in Vilas, NC, doesn’t hold back with her perspective. She continues, (more…)

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Fire Your D-Level Executives

What kind of an executive team do you have around your board room table? What about inside your head?

When it’s time to make that big decision, who’s voice do you hear? What is it saying? “Don’t screw up.” “Are you sure?” What if it turns out bad?” “What if someone finds out how scared you are.” “Failure is not an option.” “You’ll get rejected if you let them see the real you.” The ones I hear in my head most often are, “What if they think it’s a dumb idea, stupid?” and “What if I missed something?” (more…)

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What Does Dogbert Know About Selling Books?

I’m excited, anxious, elated, unsure, hopeful, eager and enthusiastic about my new book, Conflict Without Casualties. And, if you haven’t noticed, I’m pretty serious about getting the word out.

Dilbert Cartoon on Book sales

Unlike Dogbert, though, at Next Element we believe in the power of struggling, not in magic bullets, slick deals, or quick fixes. The premise of my book is that if we can learn to struggle with others instead of against them, we could dramatically shift the balance of energy in our world – maybe even in THE world.

Will you join us in this mission? Get your copy today!

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Let’s NOT Agree To Disagree: Four Steps For Breaking Through An Impasse

Let’s agree to disagree could mean a lot of things;

  • I am tired of the conflict but don’t want to give in either
  • I want you to stop badgering me
  • I don’t see any chance of finding a common ground
  • Compromise is not an option
  • I respect your position and will stop trying to convince you
  • I’m right, you think you’re right, and I won’t push it
  • Whatever!

Usually, it means we’ve reached an impasse and rather than escalate the conflict, we call a truce.

What happens next? How do you feel? How does it affect your relationship? Do you ever find a solution? (more…)

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What Can Basketball Teach Us About Drama?

Dr. Stephen Karpman loves sports. He is also an internationally acclaimed psychiatrist, author, therapist, and former athlete himself. As early as 1965, Karpman was doodling circles and symbols trying to figure out ways that a quarterback could outsmart the defensive halfback in football, or how offense beats defense in basketball. (more…)

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Conflict Without Casualties Now Available for Pre-Order

CWC + Discussion GuideIt’s here! We are excited to release Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability, now available for pre-order through our website.

Act now to take advantage of special deals on the book and discussion guide, now through June 1.


PodBeanButtonAlso just released, my podcast interview about the book.


Visit the book page to:

  • Learn about pre-order specials
  • Read early praise from NYT best-selling authors
  • Get a sneak peak at the first few chapters, and the discussion guide
  • Q&A with the author, Nate Regier

We appreciate your support. Will you help us share the word?

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