Simple Conflict Negotiation
William Ury Keynotes - Keynotes by William Ury are in line with the speaker's interest in issues of conflict and solutions...
After dividing the camels as their father had instructed, they had one left over, which they returned to the woman. William Ury believes that looking at any situation through fresh eyes will enable people to find the "18th camel." He doesn't see the secret to peace as easy, but he does see it as being simple.
He then introduces the concept of the 'third side' in conflicts. The third side includes turning to friends, family members and neighbors to remind parties what is really at stake in a conflict. It is very easy for people involved in a conflict to lose perspective and to act impulsively and irrationally. The third side can therefore play an instrumental role.