Tag: conflict resolution

Practice Makes Perfect

We’ve all heard this before – “practice makes perfect”. Usually the adage is applied to playing an instrument or a sport or something of that nature. But have you ever applied it to your people skills as a leader? Leadership skills, like athletic or musical skills also need to be honed. In a post on

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Taking Ownership

A certain element of leadership has really been on my mind today. The element of taking ownership not only of your mistakes but of your problems. Too many times we push our problems onto others and blame the situation on something they are doing. In some cases, it may be a problem that is a

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Great Reads for Thursday Nov. 3rd

As you know, I usually review one article per post but today I have read so many that I want to share links to them all so you can enjoy as I have. There is a lot to learn out there. Grow from these wise words… “Refocus on People” from Dan Rockwell on the LeadershipFreak

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Changing Yourself to Deal with Difficulty

As leaders, but even just as workers in the “real” world, we all experience difficult situations that make us react negatively. Is it as easy as think positive thoughts to deal with those situations? Blogger Tony Schwartz wrote today on the Fast Company leadership blog about the ways we can change ourselves in order to

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Sticking to the Facts

How many times have you assumed the reason behind someone else’s actions? I know I do this all the time but, in reality, how do I know what they are thinking or what their motives are? I don’t. But I do know how their actions affect me. In Bill Stinnett’s latest post on the Leadership

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Resolving Conflict Starts with Listening

Isn’t it nice to have a vacation every once in a while? Especially one where you can unplug completely. Ahh…ok, but now I am back. Today in my reading I got to enjoy this excellent post from author Lisa Earle McLeod on the Keith Ferrazzi blog. In the post, Lisa gives some tips for defusing

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How to Solve the Problem of a Horrible Boss

You may have heard about the recent film called “Horrible Bosses” that was released last weekend. In the film, the premise is that a few guys have terrible leaders who take immoral and unethical actions and the only solution that the guys come up with is to kill their leaders. Can this really be the

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Would It Be Easier If We Were The Same?

There are opinions everywhere about what is the best balance between diversity and similarity but much of this discussion is focused on the inevitability of conflict comes from any differences. In a recent post on John Maxwell’s blog on Leadership, he discusses this subject of how to lead “difficult” people. As John says, “understanding is

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