Style Matters and Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument

A Comparison

Order Style Matters as Trainer
Essay by Ron Kraybill on strengths and limitations of the Thomas Kilmann
Trainer testimonials regarding Style Matters
Download free 40 page Trainers Guide to Successful Conflict Styles Workshops
 (for Style Matters but works for TKI too)
Download free Review  copy of Style Matters





    Features for comparison     


Conflict Styles booklet 150NB     conflict-styles-online-ipad-v.2 

Style Matters
The Kraybill Conflict Style Inventory


Thomas Kilmann
Conflict Mode Instrument

Framework is five-styles Mouton/Blake axis 


Time required to take - 15 minutes or less


Suitable for multiple delivery modes (solo or trainer-led) 



Full interpretation info included with inventory 



Option to buy additional booklet for $18.50 per user


Group discussion questions included

Designed for cultural adaptability


Scores for Storm Shift (differing responses in Calm vs. Storm settings)

Detailed tips for supporting each style X Additional Thomas Kilmann info available at extra cost in auxiliary publications.
Reviews strengths and weaknesses of each style

Research-based and psychometrically valid

Available online with automated scoring and report
Self-guided online tutorial included


Trainer Dashboard enables online management of users and score reports by trainer

Coupon Access allows trainers to setup easy login of pre-paid users and track uses x  

Free trainer's guide provided
Purchase TKI guide for $250

Free "Intro to Conflict Styles" Powerpoint

PRICING (shipping is extra)  Style Matters  Thomas Kilmann
Cost per single hard copy $8.95 in black and white
$10.95 full color
Best price in bulk purchase
of print copies
$6.95 in black and white
$7.95 full color
$18.50 (each, only in packs of ten)

Make your own photocopies from print copy or PDF file.

Download original in PDF
 for $9.95.  Buy rights to photocopy PDF for $3.95 per user copy.
Thomas Kilmann not available in PDF.  Buy rights to photocopy from print version for $17.95 per user.
Online version $7.95; includes detailed score report and 
interactive tutorial.

$45 - includes score report.  No tutorial. Or $19.50 hereOnline Basic Training Course for TKI available for $225.

Guidance for users to interpret scores
Included with the inventory and in even greater detail in online tutorial. Additional user booklet recommended for Thomas Kilmann for $18.95
Detailed Trainers Guide Free 40 page download Trainer's Guide to Successful Conflict Styles Workshops.  For training with online version see free guide here.
 for TKI Workshop Facilitators Guide
Online user management tools for trainers. 
Trainer Dashboard
 allows tracking of all users, option to delay access to scores, remote viewing of score reports, emailing of scores, easy aggregation of scores, and capacity to email whole group.  
No user management options.

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Information on Style Matters from; on Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument from Our goal is fair, accurate comparison. We would be grateful to be informed of - and will quickly correct - any points on which the above comparison is out-dated or does not meet these standards. View this on Slideshare.
See also Wikipedia entries on Thomas Kilmann, Style Matters, and conflict style inventories.


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