by Esther C. Bleuel | Aug 8, 2017
Author-Researcher Brené Brown’s abiding interest in the subject of “trust” was heightened by an experience her daughter Ellen had at school when a friend betrayed her trust.
Speaking at a UCLA-based Oprah Winfrey Super Soul Session, Brown used a marble … Read the rest
by Esther C. Bleuel | Sep 16, 2016
The Story And The Problem
A recent professional experience with two brothers (David and Keith) in business together reminded me of the importance of ongoing, clean and clear communication. When this doesn’t happen, subsequent conversations and interactions become contaminated by … Read the rest
by Esther C. Bleuel | Jul 14, 2016
Have you even been engaged in deep conversation with a friend when their cell phone rang and you were “put on hold?” Or, perhaps you were in the midst of an important business discussion when a text was received and … Read the rest
by Esther C. Bleuel | Jun 18, 2016
A Search For Common Ground – Part One: Authentic Discourse
A Search For Common Ground – Part Two: Overcoming Resistance
None of us wants to be judged or criticized, especially for our thoughts and beliefs. We want to feel safe … Read the rest
by Esther C. Bleuel | Apr 28, 2016
The quality of conversation determines the quality of a relationship. Much more than words, a conversation is engagement, interaction and the glue of relationships. And, when communication is authentic, it promotes connection and earns trust between people.
Brain research shows … Read the rest