Do You Feel Guilty About Mindfulness?

| September 20th

Have you ever been mindful? More and more people are talking about becoming mindful, a state of being wholly present in the moment, not focused on the past and not focused on the future. My friend, Richard, recently posted on Facebook, “Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and […]

Faced With Adversity?

| October 26th

What do you do if you have a product that will literally change the world, and you have no money to bring it to market? We all know the feelings of quitting. Staring at something for a long time hoping an answer will come. Praying for divine intervention. Pacing. Sleepless nights. Easton LaChapelle had those […]

Jennifer Lawrence Talks About Her Negotiation Mistakes

| October 22nd

Jennifer Lawrence has been in the news talking about the mistakes she made during the negotiation for her part in the movie, American Hustle. I explore the lessons we can learn from Lawrence’s statements in this video. If you would like a copy of the Assertive & Cooperative personalities chart that I talk about in the […]

What do you do when you’re about to get into an argument?

| August 19th

What do you do when you’re about to get into an argument? How do you put the brakes on, and steer the conflict into a different direction? I recently had a discussion with Erica Castner about conflict management on her podcast, Proclamation of Persistence. I love that Erica picked up on a main point of mine, which […]

How Shoelaces Reminded Me To Prepare For Conflict

| March 23rd

The other day I was tying my shoe, and in the process of tying my shoelace, it ripped. I had to go into my sock drawer and pull out my spare shoelace to wear. And that is how shoelaces reminded me to prepare for conflict. You see, in the past, I wasn’t able to do that because […]

Help People Develop Their Collaborative Skills

| November 20th

In order to be collaborative, to build consensus, and to manage conflict, a leader has to spend time and effort developing other employees. You should help people develop their collaborative skills. In an article by Mary Jo Asmus (@mjasmus), Asmus discusses how critically important it is for you to develop others in your business or […]

To Have Conflict Management Success, Think Differently

| November 11th

In order to have conflict management success, you have to be able to think differently than you normally would. Solutions to conflict are typically right in front of us. We just need to be willing to be creative. In an article by Ekaterina Walter (@Ekaterina), the reader is posed with the question: when do adults […]

A Story About Change Management

| November 20th

In a recent TED Talk, Dr. Ernesto Sirolli gives the advice, “If you want to help someone, shut up and listen.” He gives this advice in a story about change management. Sirolli is a pioneer in the area of Enterprise Facilitation, a unique economic development approach based on harnessing the passion, determination, intelligence, and resourcefulness […]

Do Sharks Help People? A Look Inside the Heads of the Female Sharks

| October 28th

Do sharks help people? This ABC Nightline report takes a look inside the heads of the female sharks and provides negotiation tips as well as ideas about what to do when faced with conflict.

When Faced With A Conflict, Use Creative Thinking

| June 1st

Many times a solution to a conflict requires creative thinking. Many of us have a difficult time, however, being creative. Our daily tasks encourage us to be ritualistic, methodical, and predictable. It simply makes life easier. However, when faced with a conflict, it’s usually time to put in gear our creative thinking. Recent Amazing Race […]