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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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The “Flip Side” in Conflict

It is common that we get so caught up in our conflicts that we only see our side. We stick to our perspective and become increasingly entrenched in our position if the other person refutes us. Our defensiveness grows and … Continue reading

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Wrong Side of the Bed

Sometimes I wake up in a cranky mood. I expect that happens to you, too, right? It may be due to a restless sleep, worry, an unresolved problem, a confrontation that hovers, and other reasons that seem to result in … Continue reading

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At the End of Our Rope

There are times we become so frustrated with a conflict that we feel spent – that the dynamic and its resolution are unsurmountable. We are usually full of despair and anger at these times. This may be when we use … Continue reading

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Conflict Mindset

In recent years, there has been a lot written about the concept known as mindset. Most recently, I read about the term again – as it relates to conflict – in Judy Ringer’s terrific book Turn Enemies Into Allies The … Continue reading

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