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Category Archives: Conflict Management Coaching

People-Pleasers in Conflict

For this week’s blog I thought I would bring back a blog that was very popular a few years ago. So, this one is from the archives (originally posted January 12, 2016): Some of us have a pattern known as people-pleasing. … Continue reading

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The Conflict Iceberg

For this week’s blog I thought I would bring back a blog that was very popular a few years ago. So, this one is from the archives (originally posted January 22, 2013): The metaphor of an iceberg has commonly been … Continue reading

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Why Bother Criticizing?

When we are in conflict it is common to criticize the other person – blaming her or him for things said or done (or not said or done). In our blaming we might name-call, put them down, ignore them, be … Continue reading

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Being Good To Ourselves When In Conflict

Interpersonal conflict is often deflating. Our egos, self-esteem, confidence, mood and other parts of us can all be negatively influenced when we are in dispute. Who the other person is, the subject matter, what she or he said or didn’t … Continue reading

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The Cracks Are Where The Light Gets In

You may know the song “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen, in which he sings the words: “There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” I like this song and the idea of light shining through … Continue reading

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