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Conflict Resolution for Musicians

Don’t let disagreements break up your band! Mishandled, conflict can easily escalate — but managed well it can be a powerful force for creativity.

The long-awaited Conflict Resolution for Musicians (and Other Cool People) is a user-friendly guide to preventing and resolving conflict between band members, musical collaborators, and those who live or work with them. Written for beginners and advanced readers alike, it’s a step-by-step approach to solving interpersonal problems before they become problems — and how to handle them if they do.

The definitive DIY guide to solving problems and getting back in the groove. You’ll learn concrete, essential conflict resolution skills including:

  • how to recognize and interpret four warning signs of conflict
  • how to evaluate a conflict situation to know when to get help
  • how to interpret feelings, needs and strategies in conflict situations
  • how to prevent and resolve conflict by applying two Guiding Principles
  • how to follow a step-by-step path to successful conflict resolution

…and much more. Download the free excerpt here.

The book includes worksheets to help you assess and evaluate a conflict, determine when to get help, and what kind to get.

It also features links to exclusive web content to help you on your way.

Available now in multiple formats:

Paperback: ISBN# 978-0-9940810-0-1

Mobi: ISBN# 978-0-9940810-1-8

ePub: ISBN# 978-0-9940810-2-5

PDF: ISBN# 978-0-9940810-3-2

Audiobook: ISBN# 978-0-9940810-4-9

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Advance praise for Conflict Resolution for Musicians

Conflict is part of being human and by its very nature is uncomfortable. But as this timely book shows, conflict needn’t be fatal. It can be worked on and through. Conflict Resolution for Musicians is a positive, useful and much needed addition to our tool kit for living – as music lovers, music makers, and human beings.

– Sally-Ann Gross, Artist Manager, Music Business Consultant and Programme Director, MA Music Business Management, University of Westminster, and mother of 4

The band is back! Conflict resolution triumphs again…highly recommended.

– Steven J. Haines, Director, Miles Davis Jazz Studies, University North Carolina Greensboro

Keep the Drama in Front of the Camera! Conflict Resolution for Film & TV

Keep the Drama in Front of the Camera! is the definitive DIY guide to solving problems on set, in the production office, or in the boardroom.

For anyone in any aspect of the film and television industry (or wanting to be), this valuable handbook contains step-by-step instructions for resolving creative and other differences effectively. It includes worksheets and other resources to get your production back up to “speed!” in no time.

Don’t let disagreements kill your show! Mishandled, conflict can rapidly escalate out of control – but managed well it can be a powerful force for creativity.

You’ll learn practical conflict resolution skills including:

  • How to recognize and interpret four warning signs of conflict.
  • How to know when to get help with a conflict, and what kind of help to get.
  • How to interpret feelings, needs and strategies in conflict situations.
  • How to apply two Guiding Principles of conflict prevention and resolution.
  • How to follow a step-by-step path to successful conflict resolution.

…and much more!

Download a free excerpt from Keep the Drama in Front of the Camera! here.

In jargon-free style, Keep the Drama in Front of the Camera! explains basic Conflict Theory; demystifies the Inner Mechanics of Conflict; and provides Essential Conflict Prevention and Resolution Skills. It includes worksheets to help you prepare for any conflict resolution conversations with confidence. You’ll also find examples drawn from real-life cases, and additional resources to help you navigate any conflict you may be dealing with right now.

Available now in multiple formats:

Paperback: ISBN 978-0-9940810-7-0
eBook (.epub format): ISBN 978-0-9940810-6-3
eBook (.mobi format): ISBN 978-0-9940810-9-4
Audiobook: ISBN 978-0-9940810-8-7

  • Keep the Drama in Front of the Camera! delivers everything you need to know for a successful film production. A must read for all students and industry professionals.

    Cari Green, Film Producer/Educator

  • [In] over 40 years, primarily as a Director and 1st Assistant Director, I have seen my share of ‘behind the scenes drama’! This is a well-researched, step-by-step guide on conflict resolution – from how to recognize conflict warning signs to dealing with conflict effectively on the set. To help ‘keep the drama in front of the camera,’ this book is essential reading for ANYONE who works in the film and TV business.

    Peter D. Marshall, Filmmaker & Film Directing Coach

  • A very insightful and useful read for anyone working in the entertainment industry, with the added bonus of being able to apply these tools to our everyday lives and relationships… A ‘nuts and bolts’ book on how to work effectively with others, especially in the creative space. Ken and Helene just might be responsible for saving some film and TV gems from falling victims to crushing conflict.

    Maira Suro, Executive Producer of the Emmy nominated series The 4400; former Senior Vice President of Development and Current Series at NBC-Universal Cable Productions; former President at American Zoetrope Television; former Director of Drama Development at CBS.