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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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Change the Frame: The Picture Changes

When we are in conflict, we often conjure up a way to describe what’s going on when we relate it to others. And that version is not always 100% accurate. For example, we might make assumptions about the other person; … Continue reading

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Three Sides to Every Story

When we talk about an interpersonal dispute between two people, we commonly say there are two sides to every story – the other person’s version of events and issues and our own. However, many say there are three sides, and … Continue reading

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Conflict: Blown Out of Proportion

It happens, at times, that our conflicts get blown out of proportion. This means we have a reaction that is too large for the situation. Essentially, that we are treating a problem more seriously than the context merits. We might … Continue reading

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Axe to Grind

You have likely heard of the phrase “axe to grind” and here’s a little story about the derivation of this phrase: “Benjamin Franklin published a lot of stories, one of which he was the central character. Franklin was approached by … Continue reading

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