Conflict is the voice of a new paradigm, a call for change in a system that has outlived its usefulness. Changes always announce themselves in the form of conflict, including increased interpersonal conflict, and the introduction of needed changes often reduces the level of conflict in an organization. Conflict begins and ends with us, and with the system we inhabit. It has little or nothing to do with the people we disagree with. It opens a window of awareness and offers us a unique and powerful opportunity for personal or organizational transformation that depends on our capacity to listen to others.