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  • February 11, 2014

    Managing Conflict in the Workplace: An Aiki Approach

    Managing Conflict in the Workplace: An Aiki Approach

    Once upon a time, conflict stymied people and companies. Every day, they shied away from it or used it to turn relationships into contests. One day, people learned about Aikido. Because of that, they began to understand how to use energy differently. Because of that, they began to see conflict as something to improve their relationships. Until finally, conflict was just a fact of life that everyone accepted and used to their advantage.

  • October 2, 2012

    A Culture of Advocacy: How to Be Strong AND Kind

    A Culture of Advocacy: How to Be Strong AND Kind

    We all live in a Culture of Advocacy. Most of us are more interested in being heard than in hearing. So when a coworker trespasses on your territory, your sibling pushes your buttons, or your 15-year old shuts down, make solving the problem your focus and invite your conflict partner to help you figure it out.

  • February 1, 2011

    Ki Moments February 2011

    Is trying to change people any different from wishing away the weather? Just like weather, people only change according to their schedule.

  • March 1, 2009

    Ki Moments March 2009

    What do you do with the person who seems to love conflict? You say black, they say white; you say up, they say down.

  • July 1, 2008

    Ki Moments July 2008

    The costs of negativity in the workplace are far-reaching, from lateness, errors, and unhappy customers to illness, accidents, and the loss of more positive-minded employees.