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
I started thinking about this blog topic because I read an article about a famous American who thought he was open to negotiation and compromise. Was he? I’m not sure. But apparently, he thought so.
Stephen Covey said that “We judge ourselves by our intentions …” however, others don’t know anything about our intentions. They can’t read our minds. All they can observe are our…Continue
I chose this topic for today’s post because it’s the first day of the Nevada Legislature. And I am about to be immersed in a pretty adversarial place for the next 120 days.
Many years ago, I heard the phrase “don’t let perfect stand in the way of good” and I will admit … I wasn’t quite sure what advice a legislator was trying to give a group of us that legislative session.
However, over the years, I have learned.
The legislative process can…Continue
Do you ever find yourself in the midst of “drama” you just can’t seem to escape? If you’re like a lot of my clients, you may be involved in family drama, friend drama, or (my favorite) relationship drama, some of which just seems to constantly revolve around you.
No matter how you “got into” the drama in the first place, one of the most important skills you can gain is learning how to GET OUT of the ongoing conflict – without creating even MORE drama.…Continue