A Group of People We All Need

A Group of People We All Need

Have you ever heard the expression “Personal Board of Directors?” Several times in the Bible, Proverbs says we need a “Multitude of Counselors.”  In my forty-plus years of leading organizations, I learned by experience that this is the truth! But unfortunately, in my...
Resolving Conflict – Part 2

Resolving Conflict – Part 2

12 STEPS TO RESOLVE CONFLICT  7. SPEAK THE TRUTH RESPECTFULLY Speak truth, but with love (Velvet brick). 8.  ATTACK THE PROBLEM, NOT THE PERSON Don’t use “you” statements; use “I” statements. 9. DEAL WITH SPECIFIC AREAS, NOT GENERALIZATIONS Specifics will help the...
Resolving Conflict – Part 1

Resolving Conflict – Part 1

12 STEPS TO RESOLVE CONFLICT  1.  LEARN TO EMBRACE AND RESOLVE CONFLICT Not by flight or fight; be proactive. 2.  ADDRESS YOUR ANGER APPROPRIATELY Don’t make it worse by your actions. 3.  SEEK UNDERSTANDING, NOT VICTORY Learn to listen. Your goal is not to win. 4. ...
What To Do When You Are Confronted

What To Do When You Are Confronted

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE CONFRONTED (A Good Follow-Up on Resolving Conflict) Five Rules to Follow:   1. Don’t Get Defensive We tend to defend ourselves.   2. Thank the Person For Coming Directly To You Yes, thank them! They could have complained to others...