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  • October 15, 2013

    Advice to Congress from a Conflict Novice: It Only Takes One

    Advice to Congress from a Conflict Novice: It Only Takes One

    In almost every workshop I teach, someone asks the hard question: How would you advise our legislators right now? Or, Why can’t the U.S. Congress figure out how to partner on these issues instead of being so divisive?

    Here’s today’s advice…

  • February 5, 2013

    Changing Habits: 5 Practices for Clear Communication

    Changing Habits: 5 Practices for Clear Communication

    Ki Moments can occur any time. Moments when you realize you have a choice to extend your _ki,_ your energy, in a purposeful way. How we communicate in conflict situations, for example, can influence our relationships and our environment in powerful ways. It's not enough to read a book about conflict or communication skills; we must engage these ideas with continued practice. As we experience using the new skill, we improve. Over time, ineffecitve habits are replaced with effective ones. Practicing new conflict and communication skills requires risk-taking. You experiment, learn, and gradually become more proficient. Start with these five practices for clear communication.