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Category Archives: Conflict Coaching

Is Your Perspective Written in Stone?

It seems when we are in conflict that we often tend to develop and hold onto our perspective as though it’s absolute – written in stone as it were. The more entrenched we become – due to the emotional attachment … Continue reading

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Criticizing Others

One way that some of us cope when we are in conflict is to criticize the other person for something he or she is saying or doing. Criticism takes many forms. For instance, it may be by being condescending, pointing … Continue reading

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Understanding Why We Blame

Let’s face it, we sometimes spend needless time in blame mode about our interpersonal disputes. Just think of all the energy we put out! I’m not always sure what compels blame. Are we trying to take attention away from our … Continue reading

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The Conflict Iceberg

The metaphor of an iceberg has commonly been used as a metaphor about conflict. This is on the basis that there are things above the surface that show themselves and then, there is all that is going on underneath. Compared … Continue reading

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Facing the Conflict

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” ~ James Baldwin The notion that we have the ability to change someone (such as their personality, their needs, their values, their core … Continue reading

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