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Words that Convert Conflict into Care

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No wonder we thank others for a kind response and we value the kind of friends who toss enormously generous suggestions into the ring, on any topic! But have you ever considered one key skill that converts conflict into care in a conversation? Think about your last online discussion where… Read more »

Lead Innovation from Where You Stand

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What problem lies in your way at the moment so that you feel unable to transform into an innovative solution? Once you identify that barrier, you set the stage for your brain based solution. Without question, organizational change can seem daunting at first glance. That’s why we start with new… Read more »

Crave Kindness?

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“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”  (Mark Twain) What if we made a conscious effort to rewire our nation for more kindness in the coming year? Norman Doidge warns that the US has wired its entire nation for guns and pornography so… Read more »

How Can We Find Calm in the Midst of Conflicts?

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Disagree with a Healthy Dose of Goodwill for Those who Differ It happened just as I was about to introduce our discussion topic. So moved by what I observed in the crowd, I tossed my notes and invited the group to share why they huddled around a peer. Why were… Read more »

Snip your Amygdala Before you Snipe Back

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Did you know that emotions survive after memories vanish? Or do you wonder what moods and behavior heads or hearts control? Yesterday,  on a walk in the woods with a gifted young leader, I once again saw his ethics, openness and willingness to become vulnerable in order to learn new… Read more »

Expand or Stump Creativity at Work?

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Now that tired and broken systems are falling, the stage is cleared for innovative incentives and a better place. Yet a Harvard Business School article today reminds us today that the competitive climates we’ve created literally shut down the creativity we could otherwise cultivate. Have you thought about what shuts… Read more »

Let it Go!

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Wherever unforgiveness or stress become companions at work – you can expect traps that will tank every efforts to move forward. It doesn’t need to be that way. A close friend and colleague of mine cleverly uses the term, “Let it go!” to address life’s tougher and more hard-hitting conflicts…. Read more »

Target Agreement in Disagreeable Settings

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While some leaders literally wire their brains for gridlock and compromise that can poison communications, it’s also true that disagreements can  blast open  doors to life-changing ethical insights.  When people differ with the brain in mind, they build goodwill among those who differ. How so? If you’ve ever benefited from… Read more »