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.
The title of my book, Turn Enemies Into Allies: The Art of Peace in the Workplace, says it all. Through interactive presentations and individual coaching, I’ll help you transform conflict by changing your relationship to it. Aikido is the metaphor we’ll use to become more intentional and less reactive, to communicate directly and respectfully, and to create your life and work on purpose.