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The Chemistry Factor in Relationships

By Judith E. Glaser We are all familiar with the ‘chemistry’ factor in relationships and the chemical attraction metaphor.  However, we are now learning that our insights about the chemical nature of relationships and conversations are more than a metaphor—they are a … Continue reading

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How to Communicate about Unmet Expectations

by Judith E. Glaser How should a leader address customers; shareholders; the press; employees? Are there different components of the message that should be shared with one group and not another? Who needs what type of information? Most of all, how can … Continue reading

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A Workplace Relationship Repair Kit To Transform Conflict

By Judith E. Glaser Suppose you argued with a colleague and now you’re avoiding him. Your relationship is damaged, and you wonder how to repair and restore it—how to start over, make up, rebuild trust, and work through issues rather … Continue reading

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Is the Fear of Conflict Shutting Down Your Ability to Communicate?

By Judith E. Glaser Confrontation is something we tend to avoid. It’s our least developed skill; the ability to confront each other face to face, say what is in our hearts and minds, and at the same time build and strengthen … Continue reading

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The Power of Response-ability

“Response-ability” is part of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits.  I recently read about this in his classic powerful book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I know, not a new book, but something you can read over and over and … Continue reading

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Great Tips on Being a Great Communicator

…Or, how to reframe and get neutral in highly charged emotional situations. In fact, Conversational Intelligence is a three skills when you thinking you’re learning one…kind of book.  Judith E. Glaser, a frequent blogger here, wrote the book so leaders can become better … Continue reading

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Workplace Conflict: Fight, Flight, or Embrace?

by Karlin Sloan Research shows that 60-80% of all workplace difficulties stem from strained relationships between employees, not from deficits in an individual employee’s skill or motivation.* And, the financial costs of interpersonal conflict in the workplace are high. Ernst … Continue reading

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What’s the #1 Skill that Generates New Ideas?

by Judith E. Glaser We’re better when we’re connected! Even though technologies enable us to dissolve boundaries of space and time and connect us in exciting ways, we still face the same old challenge: to dissolve boundaries among colleagues, to … Continue reading

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Listening, the Best Tool for Problem-Solving?

by Helen Whelan Listening is one of those things that can look like it’s really easy and passive but it’s just the opposite. And, if you feel passionate about something or know “the answer,” it can be really hard to … Continue reading

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How to Manage Conflict When You’ve Angered Someone

Ever been late for an appointment and the first thing you do is justify why you’re late?  Or, you anger a co-worker who mis-reads your email of how he can perform better? When you email him back to explain, his … Continue reading

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