Personality Matters Blog

Posted 21 March 2024 by
Ralph Kilmann

Resolving Internal Conflicts

Part 4/4: Can the TKI model help with internal conflict? Ralph H. Kilmann, co-author of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI®), shows which mode works best

Posted 13 February 2024 by
Ralph H. Kilmann

Cultural norms and conflict modes

What are cultural norms and how do they affect how people manage conflict? Get in-depth insights from Ralph H. Kilmann, co-author of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI®), on the nuances of using and interpreting the TKI instrument in this blog.

Posted 02 January 2023 by
Kevin Wood

Introverts in conflict: what we learned in 2022

New research and data shows how different personality types approach conflict. But what does it mean for Introverted types?

Posted 14 October 2022 by
Melissa Summer

The New TKI® Team Report

The easiest way to run a conflict management workshop for a team is now here. Meet the new TKI® Team Report.

Posted 24 August 2022 by
Melissa Summer

Conflict Management

How can conflict management save organizations money?

Posted 17 August 2018 by
By Sherrie Haynie

How Association Leaders Can Use Assertiveness Gracefully

This article originally appeared on the Center for Association Leadership website. Assertiveness is both valued and lamented in contemporary business culture. Whether assertiveness is a vice or virtue, it can be used as a highly calculated tool for specific situations. For association executives, assertiveness can play a two-faced role. As an organizational attitude, it can be alienating to members, but the skill can also be invaluable for advocating on behalf of members and one’s industr...

Posted 16 June 2016 by
Global Marketing

Fortune 500 Chemicals Co. Increases Team Efficiency Up to 20% Using TKI Tool

You’ve probably encountered Celanese Corporation’s products throughout your day and not even been aware of it. From the materials that make up the places you work and live, to the vehicle that helps you get there, and the technology that protects you and enhances your life, Celanese is in all these places. Celanese is comprised of engineers, scientists, operators and product developers who work together to solve problems and spur innovation in chemistry and the modern materials indu...

Posted 21 April 2016 by
Global Marketing

Farming, Leadership Development and the TKI Tool

“Farming is a profession of hope.” ― Brian Brett [Author] In 1919, a small group of farmers from 30 states gathered in Chicago. Their goal – speaking for themselves and representing the needs and issues of fellow farmers through their own national organization. Not long after that initial meeting, the American Farm Bureau Federation became the voice of agriculture at the national level. “The purpose of Farm Bureau is to make the business of farming more profitable, ...