While all conflict is unique based on its content and what the people involved are bringing to it, there exists a common blueprint at their inception that, once identified, can help you recognize and resolve it in its early stages. How Does a Conflict Start? The precursor of any conflict can be defined as the … Continue reading How Conflict is Born
These two short videos (I daresay they might even be ads for mindfulness apps Headspace and Happify) offer some interesting ideas about mindfulness. They illustrate how it can help us make choices about our actions, as well as how we're showing up for ourselves and others. Peek at them when you have a chance, and … Continue reading More Mindfulness Animation
In essence, the roots of mindfulness can be traced back centuries to Buddhist teachings, and even back millennia to traditions within Hinduism. Over the last couple of decades there has been a surge in hype around mindfulness; it’s become the darling of self and organizational health circles. This trendiness has made it profitable, and all … Continue reading Claiming Mindfulness For Yourself
We're jumping in this month with the topic of communication. The first two articles will focus on types of conversations - what is in the DNA of how you're going about talking with or to someone? Why is it helpful to pay attention to that? These ideas can be applied in all aspects of your … Continue reading Conversation Types
This is my last installment on change (for a while at least!). Keeping it quick because I know you have a lot to do. You won't find a lot of answers or advice in this one, it's intended to raise awareness and questions. If you've got some examples that could illuminate how this applies to our … Continue reading Technical Problems or Adaptive Challenges?
Change is about opportunity, possibility, creativity, growth, and making a difference. Unless it's not. Sometimes change, and its opposite stagnation, makes us feel trapped or stuck. There are many factors that go into this emotional responses, the following is a musing on one: how to find choices and regain a sense of agency in our … Continue reading Little Shifts that Lead to Choices
Every single article I read on "How to Be a Better Leader" has this advice on their list: make time to think. That's a simple directive that is not so simple to do. We all know that time and space to sit quietly with our thoughts is not just going to show up in our … Continue reading How To Regain the Lost Art of Reflection