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 empower them to be more effective in communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution. The country is

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 other posts, I have posted three additional tips on my seventh, and perhaps most comprehensive

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 important communications that you sometimes need so that you can clarify a situation, avoid confusion

The Social Implications of Unhappy Lawyers

Citing Heidi Golledge, CEO of CareerBliss, a recent article in the American Bar Association Journal, by Debra Cassens Weiss, indicates that associate attorney is the number one unhappiest job in America, and that legal assistant follows closely in the list, landing as the number seven unhappiest job. As a part of our portfolio of services,

Tips for working with people in conflict: Trees; A Mediation Lesson-Learned.

(Author’s Note:  This is a long blog posting.  If you prefer, you can click here to read the same article in our Articles section.) Tips for working with people in conflict: Trees; A Mediation Lesson-Learned.  This is a new line of discussion for our blog.  In the past we have focused on leadership, communication skills,

Continuing our discussion on tips for effective communication…

Twelve Tips for Effective Communication – Tip Five: Communication is Not Just Speaking So far in our on-going discussion in which we will ultimately offer “Twelve Tips” for effective communication, we have discussed four ways to help you improve your communication skills when they may really matter.  The first point we discussed was to set

Continuing our series on tips for effective communication …

Twelve Tips for Communication Tip Four: Listen Comprehensively – the Many Levels of Listening Listening involves more than just hearing. In this post, our focus is on understanding comprehensive listening: listening in the broadest and most powerful sense.  This concept expanding listening from one of simply hearing another, to one of receiving information from another

Twelve Tips for Effective Communication; Tip Two: Plan Your Communication

Have an outcome in mind and a plan to get there. – Any important communication warrants advance planning.  You wouldn’t build a house without a floor plan.  Don’t have important meetings or discussions without a communication plan. My last posting was the first in a series on our tips for communication and focused on setting