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You Did What?! How Could You!

You Did What?! How Could You!

Would you be surprised to learn that guilt and shame are not the same? They are, indeed, different. And, the importance of understanding that difference enables us to appropriately address and deal with “guilty” thoughts and feelings and to reject often undeserved...

The Power of Emotion

The Power of Emotion

A recent presentation with several colleagues at a training retreat in Toronto for professional mediators opened my eyes to something I had not really thought about before. It was fascinating. Most of the mediators were lawyers who have tired of, or burned-out from,...

How Trust Is Like Marbles In A Jar

How Trust Is Like Marbles In A Jar

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 jar positive...

Grrrrrrrrr! When Unfairness Gets Personal – Part 2 of 2

Grrrrrrrrr! When Unfairness Gets Personal – Part 2 of 2

It’s startling to experience a sudden burst of intense emotion. It often feels like anger! Where did it come from? What’s it about? It could be from unfairness, injustice or humiliation — all justified causes of anger. However, anger is often a “secondary”...

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe: TED Talk by Simon Sinek

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe: TED Talk by Simon Sinek

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests that it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure — who draws staffers into a “circle of trust.” Sinek opens his TED Talk with a story about Congressional Medal of Honor winner Captain William...

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