Category Archives: General Activities and Topics

Miss a Blog Post in 2013? Here is a list!

Summary of Blog Articles for 2013 This year we have worked to strike a healthy balance between providing flawless service to our clients while also keeping our blog post current and interesting.  In case you have missed some of our … Continue reading

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Ten Axioms of Change Management

Ten Axioms of Change Management In my work, it seems that organizations are encountering major change issues more and more frequently. In my work with organizations facing change issues, it seems that I am asked to work with change situations … Continue reading

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THANK YOU DAD AND THANKS TO ALL VETERANS!

Today, as many of us take the day to thank all of those who have served our country in the United States armed services, I find myself thinking of my late father and his fellow servicemen from the “Greatest Generation.”  … Continue reading

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C3 – Conflict Conscious Communication

C3 – Conflict Conscious Communication For some time now, many of my blog posts have focused the features of effective communication. I’ve been systematically sharing “tips on improving your communication” when it involves an important issue or someone important to … Continue reading

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Failure and Gridlock in Washington – Lessons in Negotiation We Can Learn From the Current Situation

Failure and Gridlock in Washington – Lessons in Negotiation We Can Learn From the Current Situation As anyone who views our website’s home page will discover, our organization’s dedicated focus is on helping individuals and organizations thrive by helping to … Continue reading

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Beyond Metaphor: Consciously Managing the Subconscious

Beyond Conscious Metaphor For the last several months we have been discussing tips for improving your effectiveness for important communications.  My March 18, 2013 post reviewed the first six of my twelve “tips” for effective communication.  Since that time, among … Continue reading

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Tips for Effective Communication – Tip Seven – Congruence in Communication

Tip Seven: Seek to Bring Your Communication Style into Congruence With Others in the Dialogue Today’s post is a continuation of the communication tips that I have been posting over the last number of months. These tips focus on those … Continue reading

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Tips for Facilitating Meetings

Ten Tips for Facilitating Your Own Important Meetings With declining budgets and federal agencies in the midst of sequestration constraints, many organizations find that they simply cannot engage external facilitation services for even their most important meetings.  Last year, my … Continue reading

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New Article Posting: Lessons Learned: Avoiding Impasse in Mediation by Closing Gaps

Tips for Working With People in Conflict: Working Through “Gaps” in a Settlement Negotiation Santa Fe, New Mexico is a renowned art center and its high desert setting is a favorite among artist. Our local district court had asked me … Continue reading

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Demonstrating the Cost-Benefits of Your ADR Program

Cost-Benefit of Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes for Employers: A study in metrics and program design. Organizations that are considering implementing new programs to address disputes in the workplace frequently wonder whether the cost of administering internal conflict resolution processes will … Continue reading

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