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Category Archives: Conflict Coaching

Do You Freeze When in Conflict?

This week’s Conflict Mastery Quest(ions) blog is extracted, in part, from “Conflict Mastery: Questions to Guide You”. What does freezing mean in the context of conflict? Freezing is one reaction to being provoked during a conflict—fighting and fleeing are two … Continue reading

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Do You Criticize?

This week’s Conflict Mastery Quest(ions) blog is extracted, in part, from “Conflict Mastery: Questions to Guide You”. Criticism takes different forms and tends to exacerbate conflict and derail conversations, preventing them from evolving in a productive manner. Examples may be … Continue reading

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What is Your Achilles?

This week’s Conflict Mastery Quest(ions) blog is extracted, in part, from “Conflict Mastery: Questions to Guide You” . The derivation of the expression “Achilles heel” dates back to an ancient legend. The story goes that Achilles’ mother, Thetis, dipped him … Continue reading

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Indirectness Can Lead to Conflict

It is often the case that those of us who prefer to avoid conflict are indirect in our communications. This can itself lead to conflict – inner and outer – and a dynamic that doesn’t serve us well. For instance, … Continue reading

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Choosing Arguments

This week’s topic came to me when someone reminded me of the great quote “You do not need to attend every argument you are invited to” (unknown). Though I so agree with this, it seems we don’t always think we … Continue reading

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