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Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Dance of Intimacy Revisited

Understanding and strengthening human relationships is the theme of Harriet Lerner’s book, “The Dance of Intimacy.” – Differences are rarely the true problem in relationships, rather it is our chosen reactivity to those differences and the emotional intensity we decide to invest (or not invest) around those differences. Often we feel the need to defend […]

Argue For Your Weakness and It’s Yours

We all have our failings, our weaknesses, our areas of greatest potential improvement. It is important to know your weaknesses so that you can guard against them, protect yourself from having them trip you up. It is also important that you do not become an advocate for your weakness. We often do, in part because […]

Presumption of Merit

Work goes more smoothly when we remember it is just business. Way too much time and energy is diverted if someone chooses to take something personally, time and energy that needs to be applied to the actual work to be done. The concept of “presumption of merit” is that most of us have good intentions […]

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