Turning Workplace Conflict Into Golden Opportunities

Turning Workplace Conflict Into Golden Opportunities

As a workplace conflict resolution specialist, I think conflict gets a bad rap. Don’t get me wrong, lingering, ignored, and/or escalating conflict has serious consequences for any group. But when handled well, conflict is actually healthy for a team. Have you ever had a heated debate with your leadership team and come out on the

Feeling out of sorts? Check your alignment

Feeling out of sorts? Check your alignment

Have you ever hit a pothole and knocked your car out of alignment? You know it immediately, right? The car starts pulling off course and the steering wheel vibrates.  You can tell it’s not OK by the way it feels. You also know, the longer you drive it that way the worse it gets.  It’s similar

Rethinking What’s Possible

Rethinking What’s Possible

The first half of this year has given us a plethora of reasons to reconsider what’s possible. What’s possible at work, at home, in our communities, our nation, our world. It has necessitated swift pivots, radical change, and the courage to do things in ways we have never done them before. 2020 is also serving as

Be like Einstein: Be present now

Be like Einstein: Be present now

One of the hardest things for us humans to do is bring from the past only what is beneficial for us in the present. It has been said history is the best predictor of the future. I’ve said it many times myself – because it’s often true. Particularly in times of stress, we go on

Resolving conflict: This tip may surprise you

Resolving conflict: This tip may surprise you

Have you ever heard something that got your attention so hard it turned your head sideways and made you seriously think about it? This happens to me fairly regularly, but this particular time it was about resolving conflict and it literally changed my paradigm.  It was many years ago, during a period in my life when things were

Want change? Pivot to the positive

Want change? Pivot to the positive

Did you know a pivot to the positive is the best way to solve your problems? This may sound counterintuitive but, I assure you, it is correct. Time spent talking about, worrying about, and stressing about what’s not working is like a multiplier for what’s not working.   The more time and energy you give to the negative, the