Patricia M Porter's Blog – September 2011 Archive (3)

Beyond Fight or Flight - Making Different Choices to How We Approach Conflict

You've heard it before...instinctively, when anyone feels threatened our brain kicks into gear with a fight or flight response. We either stand up and fight to protect ourselves, or we run away from the threat. It is biologically part of who we are as humans. There are other choices we can make when we feel threatened in a confrontation. Choices and different behavioral… Continue

Added by Patricia M Porter on September 20, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Science and Fun of Nonverbal Communication Blog Talk Radio

 Body Language and gestures are fun to talk about yet also have a significant impact during our interactions with others. As conflict and communication specialists, it is important for us to be aware of our nonverbal cues as well as those used by others. This includes negotiation and mediations sessions and the work of ombuds and conflict coaches. Jeff Thompson will share important information based on research (his and others) and offer it in a way you can apply it to… Continue

Added by Patricia M Porter on September 13, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

"What Gives Conflict A Bad Name?"

Differences and disagreements – we deal with them all the time. They are conflicts, though we don’t bother to label them as such. We listen and consider, we build solutions, we problem solve, and then we move on. Other times, something snaps – and we suddenly find ourselves standing in the middle of an ugly mess, arguing perhaps, or getting out of the room as quickly as possible. In… Continue

Added by Patricia M Porter on September 6, 2011 at 9:55pm — No Comments

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