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  • December 31, 2019

    Looking Back From the Future

    Looking Back From the Future

    When I first met Thomas Crum, my most generous mentor in this work I do with conflict and aikido, he asked the group he was leading to partner up and do an exercise on visioning--a very different kind of visioning.

    Instead of imagining the year ahead and writing down goals, Tom asked us to imagine we were looking back on the year ahead from a vantage point of having already lived it.

    We were to tell our partner all the things we hoped the year would bring--financial well-being, strong relationships, physical health, workplace success--but in a way that told the story as if these things had already happened. 

  • November 12, 2013

    Filming for Harvard: An Adventure in Taking Myself Less Seriously

    Filming for Harvard: An Adventure in Taking Myself Less Seriously

    When Harvard Business Publishing asked to interview and fillm me a few months ago, I was honored and delighted. They said they wanted a 2-3 minute video that would engage their management audience in the question: Why is learning to manage difficult conversations a key leadership skill? It didn't occur to me that vanity might play a part. And it was tempting, I have to say, to take myself a little too seriously…