Jazz music is a narrative experience that tells a story based in improvisation, riffing and unpredictability.
Just like interactions in conflict scenarios, jazz has underlying rules and a structure, and you can choose to follow it.
If you do that though, the conflict never gets even close to being resolved.
Instead, just like in a jazz jam session, you and your conflict partner can choose to wind up the tension, escalating assertively, and appropriately, until real innovation and change springs forth from the scenario.
Can you do jazz when engaging in conflict?
It’s all jazz anyway…
-Peace Be With You All-
Jesan Sorrells, MA
Principal Conflict Engagement Consultant
Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT)
Email HSCT: firstname.lastname@example.org