Several months ago, I read in the paper, that the new governor of South Carolina was a man known for his ability to ‘disagree affably.’
I wasn’t quite sure what the reporter meant by this because she didn’t site any examples.
However, I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to share a list of words and attributes I thought described being “affable.”
People who are affable are:
We all want to be our best self, but sometimes we get off track.
When this happens, we feel unhappy, weighted down and stuck. And our poor attitude negatively affecting our relationships with others. We are short tempered, petty and argumentative.
Last year, I attended an advanced mediation training and learned this very simple tool to start to understand where we want to be — as opposed to where we are.
First you need sticky notes in two…Continue
This is critical to remember …
There really is no such thing as a shared reality.
Our perception of the world is based on our very own set of experiences and history and just like our fingerprints, NO TWO ARE ALIKE.
Each of us has a story that has been created over our lifetime. And even if we grew up in the same family or worked with the same people, when we experience a common life event, we may think that we have a shared…Continue
You’ve heard the saying “Don’t Shoot the Messenger” before. It means that you shouldn’t blame the bearer of bad news for the news that he/she is delivering.
So … what does that have to do with conflict?
I am going to draw the parallel to anger.
It may look or act like…Continue