Conflict seems to be the rule rather than the exception these days. This weekend I read a quote, “Trying to find the balance between staying informed, and total insanity.” Daily doses of conflict are becoming exhausting. The disagreement over issues and differences of opinions is not what makes conflict hard. Conflict is hard because of the pain that comes from making, and taking it personally. read more
Deb Siverson’s blog is filled with personal and relevant information about transformation in the workplace. She is a proponent for transparent and honest conversations between managers and employees, business partners, and teams for the purpose of meeting collective goals. Deb has always been a prolific writer, and uses blogging as a platform to discuss important topics like conflict, workplace engagement, happiness, collaboration, and diversity. In these posts Deb will share her real-life experiences, insights, and candid thoughts about her work as a consultant, facilitator, and coach in corporate organizations and government agencies.
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One at a time they spoke. As each person in the circle shared the impact of the last several months, I felt the goose bumps rise up and warmth begin to radiate outward from somewhere in my core. The first said, "I am working on taking special care each morning by dressing professionally to improve my self-confidence,” and the next, "I have to manage my optimism...I can be a model to others by having a positive attitude at work." One by one, they shared how they were stepping into a different relationship with read more
"I find him to be closed minded. It’s his way or no way!" read more
Like everyone else, my life has had relationships that have experienced various degrees of conflict. When I consider the conflict I’ve faced over the years, it makes me wonder if it’s more or less than that of the “average bear.” I don’t know if I’m typical or if everyone feels the tug of different perspectives the way I do. Do you wonder if you are typical too? When I work with teams regarding conflict resolution in the Xponents workshop, Transforming Conflict into Creativity, it seems to me that the struggle is read more