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The Top 3 Causes of Conflict in Family Businesses & How to Begin to Diffuse It

My first career was in architecture. My father was an architect and it came naturally to me as well. Right out of college, I took a job at a local firm that specialized in school design. Because I had interned with my dad during my college years, I was able

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Workplace Bullying: A Growing Problem with Invisible Injuries

When you think of bullying, do you automatically think of kids on a playground? If so, you may need to rethink your paradigm.Bullying isn’t just a problem for children. It’s a serious problem in the American workplace today. According to a 2007 Zogby / Workplace Bullying Institute poll: 37% of

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Posted in Conflict Prevention, Conflict Resolution, Team Conflict

Budget for Team Development

  It’s late summer, only four months until Christmas and a New Year, and most of you may have already begun (or even completed) your budgeting for 2015. If you haven’t or even if you have, I’m curious what you budgeted for the development of organizational health for the coming

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Posted in Conflict Prevention, Leadership, Team Health

Devaluing Others in Conflict

I’ve written previously in Pushing Back Entropy about my personal contention that devaluation of others always precedes conflict in the form of direct or indirect attack. Listening to Ron Price explain axiology this morning, that process became a bit clearer for me. So adding to what I’ve said previously, let

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Diversity & Workplace Conflict

We humans are incredibly diverse as a species. Our differences exist on so many different levels, they are hard to meaningfully enumerate. These differences, diversity, are what makes life interesting and challenging. On our worst days in our exasperation, we say to ourselves, “Why can’t she be more like me?”

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Posted in Conflict Prevention, Diversity, Team Conflict