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  • June 18, 2019

    Two Steps, One Breath

    Two Steps, One Breath

    One of my coaching clients attends a weekly meditation class. We were talking about ways to return to center when we get triggered, and he shared a motto from the class--Two Steps, One Breath. In other words, feel your feet on the ground, and breathe.

    The motto came in handy during a challenging meeting the client had in which I was an observer...

  • May 28, 2013

    You Have More Power Than You Think: 3 Questions To Turn Adversaries Around

    You Have More Power Than You Think: 3 Questions To Turn Adversaries Around

    It’s hard to like everyone, don't you agree? Some colleagues are great partners; we know their style and blend easily with them. We “dance well together.” With others we always seem to be out of step. We wonder, How can they be that way? or What makes them tick? Or worse – we don’t care; we just want to be as far away as possible. The problem is we still have to work with these people, and our reactivity in their presence gives them a kind of power over us. However, by seeking to understand the opponent, we take the initiative. At worst, we learn something. At best, we may turn them into an ally and improve the quality of the work environment.

  • August 1, 2009

    Ki Moments August 2009

    It’s hard to like everyone. Some of our colleagues are great partners; we know their style and blend easily with their energy. With others we are always out of step.