2 alternative conflict resolution techniques I picked up at the UN

  √ Your blood pressure is boiling √ You’re quietly simmering with your jaw aching from clenched teeth √ Your heart is beating faster than a hummingbird’s wings √ You’re as cool as ice while you plot your revenge &/or √ Your every muscle is screaming run, as you plan your escape   These are […]

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Rabble-rouser or runner? How you feel about conflict affects how you resolve it.

  When you hear the word conflict how do you feel? I often ask this question in workshops I lead simply because how we feel about conflict completely affects how we do (or don’t) resolve it (regardless of what the conflict is about).   It’s fascinating to see the extremely wide variety of responses to […]

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What do you do when you realize your kid’s spring break starts today & not in a week as you’ve planned?

Flashback to last week.  After a who’s on first type of conversation with a teacher, the air was sucked out of my gut faster than a cheetah chasing it’s prey & all the hairs on my arm stood at attention while I had a slight taste of bile in my mouth.   I had just […]

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Conflict resolution scripts designed to reduce overwhelm & amp up your ease

To throw, catch & keep in the air, several things simultaneously. Recognize what word that’s a definition for?  Do you recognize yourself in it?  I hope so because you’re probably a master at doing it. That’s the definition of juggling. Overwhelm with a capital O Juggling all you need to do for your work, your […]

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Understanding differences – 5 simple words that can lead to conflict resolution

I leap out of my seat involuntarily while clamping my teeth together only slightly less hard than I’m pressing my lips together because I’m afraid what I’ll say if I open my mouth. My throat feels like it’s narrower than a pin though, so I’m not sure I could speak.  My breathing is shallow & fast.  […]

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A 2 part statement to help you resolve conflict (yep, it can be that easy)

Conflict can be wrenching (pun intended). When we’re in conflict we tend to do more of whatever’s not working.  We can get into an endless cycle of repetition saying the same thing over & over, the ‘he said – she said’ saga.  Can you relate? We’re not exactly wired for conflict resolution To make matters worse […]

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Your team building results are in- check out the most common pitfalls for teams

We all need a little help from our team mates, as the video above so charmingly displays.  Yet high functioning teams, that work well together, & know & understand each other well, while critical to success in the workplace, are rare.   While Forbes says team building is ‘the most important investment you’ll make,’ by the time […]

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How to get people to stop peeing on your walls…

What do you do if you’re sick & tired of having drunks pee on your house wall after the bars  have let out? Check out this uber creative response.  Talk about thinking outside the proverbial box or in this case, paint can.

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It’s not about the nail (it’s about the process)

You simply won’t be able to watch this without laughing. Truly. This short video is not only laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a poignant reminder of the difference between Journey Life Lenses™ & Destination Life Lenses™. Journey Life Lenses™ are all about the process, how things unfold, the journey (e.g. let me talk & don’t try to […]

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Our get-along shirt aka parenting hack

Would love to be a fly on the wall & watch these two ‘get along.’ An original form of conflict resolution?  A form of torture? Wonder how it all turns out. At any rate it’s creative.

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