A master stops punches before they are thrown. Can you conquer conflict before it conquers you? It doesn’t matter if you are a ranger at Burning Man, if you are running a hackerspace, if you are working for a startup, or if you need someone to drop their fists before they drop you — you will face social challenges and how you answer those challenges will determine your future comfort or maybe even your present safety. Thriving in any situation where a community is involved requires certain skills. This talk covers skills that will help you navigate personal and professional relationships. How you manage the community of people around you, whether they be volunteers, employees, peers, bosses, spouses, or family, will determine your success and happiness. This talk will cover topics such as building social capital, trust, body language, positive conflict resolution, and community relationships.