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Author Archives: Cinnie Noble

Losing Face

What happens for some of us when we are embroiled in conflict is that we or the other person “lose face”. This expression essentially means being or feeling shamed or humiliated. However, the origin, according to The Phrase Finder reads … Continue reading

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Stepping Up To Conflict

To become conflict masterful, it requires us to step up. In case you are wondering, this is different from facing conflict, i.e. accepting that it exists. Stepping up is different, too, from being confrontational, combative and defending our position. It … Continue reading

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Mending Matters

When I was young, I used to watch my mother darn the heels of my father’s socks and she would use a light bulb to round out the spot inside each sock. I asked her why she did that and … Continue reading

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Being Kind in Conflict

In the midst of interpersonal conflict, it’s difficult to be kind to the other person – no matter how kind a person we may usually be. It is also difficult to be kind to ourselves. It’s understandable that when our … Continue reading

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Conflict Skill-Building

We aren’t born, of course, with a set of skills to engage in interpersonal disputes. We learn, as we grow, what to do and what not to do from our families of origin, teachers, peers, leaders in all contexts and … Continue reading

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