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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Constructive Conflict: Three Styles That Fail, One That Works

  Count on clashes; people see the world differently, people are different. Given that conflict is foreseeable, how to disagree constructively, in ways that lead us to solutions and greater collaboration? And avoid hurt feelings, lingering grudges, suppressed resentment, escalation, emotional retaliation i.e. dysfunctional disagreement.  High directness/low intensity.  Communication is clear, unambiguous, forthright, and comes […]

How We Create, How We Choose Our Lives

We often “create” situations in our lives in ways which we are not fully conscious of, particularly when we attract more of what we DON’T want. We do not go out and say “Hey, I want some more worry, negativity, conflict, stress, tension, anxiety, pressure, and drama in my life.”  Yet we choose, we create, […]

The Waste of an Unthinking Life

The dictionary defines “unthinking” as “Not taking due thought; thoughtless or heedless; exhibiting a lack of thought.” Too many lives are wasted, vast human potential squandered, for the lack of a bit of thought; some regular moments of introspective reflection, a bit of quiet time now and then. When we pay DEEP attention to ourselves, diving beneath often chaotic surface emotions and get in close […]

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