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  • March 27, 2018

    Aikido Off the Mat: Tenkan and Acknowledgment

    Aikido Off the Mat: Tenkan and Acknowledgment

    (from my new book, Turn Enemies Into Allies: The Art of Peace in the Workplace, to be published April 2019, by Career Press)

    Quite a few Ki Moments posts over the years have focused on the power of acknowledgment in difficult conversations. I've even called it the "secret sauce" on occasion, because acknowledgment demonstrates respect for my partner’s position, and respect is a powerful thing.

    In aikido, there’s a body movement called tenkan, most often translated as “convert” or “change.” Tenkan “converts” the aikido attack into energy I can use, and is a physical embodiment of acknowledgment...

  • April 1, 2014

    Remote Employees: How to Stay Connected

    Remote Employees: How to Stay Connected

    Do you manage employees from different cities, countries or continents?  Referred to as "managing remotely," it's a hot topic in conflict conversations and one I'm often asked about: How does one resolve conflict remotely?

    Moe Carrick, of Moementum, Inc.  goes a long way toward answering that question by suggesting ways to prevent conflicts from developing in the first place -- by taking time for connection.

    When I read Moe's post, I knew it would be helpful to many Ki Moments subscribers, and I reprint it here with Moe's permission.

  • August 22, 2011

    3 Communication Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

    Do you have a hard time handling even minor conflicts at work? You’re not alone. And… You can change your reactive habits to more conscious responsive ones.

  • May 1, 2011

    Ki Moments May 2011

    What stops you from saying what’s on your mind?

  • March 1, 2011

    Ki Moments March 2011

    Emotions happen. We can, however, make choices about how we manage them.