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Author Archives: Cinnie Noble

Are You Really Listening?

“Are you really listening…or are you just waiting for your turn to talk?” R. Montgomery Listening is likely the most needed skill when in conflict. However, as this quote indicates, it is more often that we are not really hearing … Continue reading

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Words Are Like Spears

A Yoruban proverb goes “Words are like spears: Once they leave your lips they can never come back.” In the conflict management field, where I spend most of my time, I have to say this quote and its meaning struck … Continue reading

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Peace Within

Being at peace within ourselves, interacting peacefully, caring about peace, looking peaceful and engendering peace. These and other ways of living and embodying peace are ways of being in the world and in our relationships that show we have peace … Continue reading

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Conflict: Getting In Our Own Way

It happens, at times, that we get in our own way when a conflict erupts or is about to. This means doing things like making assumptions about the other person without checking them out; blaming; taking all the responsibility; not … Continue reading

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Message Gleaned About Conflict From a Tweet

A few months ago, I posted a quote on Twitter that a colleague sent me because she thought I’d like it. And I do. Here it is: This post was retweeted just under 300 times by the time of this … Continue reading

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