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Changing Confrontations to Conversations

Terri Wallin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

People who embrace confrontation have J.R. Ewing in the old Dallas TV show as their poster child. They are not happy unless the organization is in turmoil.

Confront With Care

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Few leaders can avoid confrontation. There are simply too many items and employees that require oversight and guidance. The likelihood is very high that every leader will need to address numerous areas of concern within her organization at various points.

Knock Out!

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


5 Tips to Teach Your Kids to Fight Fair

Marilynn Halas | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

In the real world people disagree, get frustrated and even fight. Conflict is a normal and natural part of every meaningful life. So why are so many of us afraid of confrontation? Maybe it's because we never learned healthy ways to have Constructive Conflict.

Getting Better at Getting Called Out

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Liz Joynt Sandberg

It's uncomfortable. It feels like it comes out of nowhere. But sooner or later, if you're living in an even moderately diverse environment, you're going to get called out. And how you respond is going to be really important.

'He Doesn't Have a Mom... Because She's Dead'

Brent Almond | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Brent Almond

My instinct was to defend and protect my cub, to nip the lies in the bud and reinforce them with truth. However, I realized that I'd been granted a rare glimpse into my child's daily life -- and that 99% of these situations will take place when I'm not around.

The Ten Deadly Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make That Destroy Their Profits, Morale and Reputation

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

10. Too many entrepreneurs are way too concerned about being liked and have a hard time being proactive when it comes to uncomfortable situations in their business.

Neil Patrick Harris And Jason Segel Do The BEST Duet

Posted 05.02.2014 | TV

Well, this is just delightful. On the "How I Met Your Mother" episode of "Inside The Actors Studio," an audience member asked Neil Patrick Harris and ...

Sharing Punches

Philip Palaveev | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Philip Palaveev

The notion of "sparring" -- conflict under control -- is very intriguing in business and in life.

Son To Absent Father: 'We Actually Sat And Joked About You Having A Stroke'

OWN | Posted 12.17.2013 | OWN

For decades, Juba, Chon and Isaam have tried to mend their relationship with their often absent father, John Houston. Not only would John disappear fr...

The Fine Art of Circumvention

Caren Chesler | Posted 12.21.2013 | Parents
Caren Chesler

All my photos of my son are from the side, in part because my camera is really slow, and in part because my son will simply not look at me when I ask him to. It's not that he won't look at a camera. It's that he won't look at my camera.

Staring at People in the City

Thom Nickels | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Thom Nickels

I didn't want to dodge the tangle of bodies that had a good part of the sidewalk blocked. So I continued past the crowd of people. Then out of the blue, I heard a male voice say, 'Do you have a staring problem?'

3 Tips to Master Difficult Conversations

Terri Cole | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Speaking truthfully and authentically is your mandate if you are going to be a healthy person. However, it's difficult for most people to be comfortable with "confrontation."

Prosecution's Biggest Mistake in Zimmerman Trial

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

It's hard to quantify what the prosecution gained by introducing Zimmerman's statements. To be sure, the prosecution was able to point out several discrepancies in Zimmerman's accounts, but these were really minor inconsistencies.

Tina Lifford: What to Do the Next Time You Feel Overwhelmed

Tina Lifford | Posted 08.25.2013 | Women
Tina Lifford

Being confronted by moments and people who demand that we show up more honestly and authentically can be scary.

Is This The Word That Scares Women Most?

Rachel Simmons | Posted 08.21.2013 | Women
Rachel Simmons

One of the most important skills we learn as girls is the ability to ask without knowing the outcome: to apply for an opportunity we might not get, to raise our hand even if we don't know the right answer, to ask for what we want even if the answer will surely be no.

The Art of Mindful Communication

Ora Nadrich | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

It's helpful to know that what we say to someone else, might not be what we would want said to us, and that how we talk to ourselves can be how we talk to others, which might not be as mindful as it can be.

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say....

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.15.2013 | Small Business
Judith E. Glaser

Our least developed skill is the ability to confront each other face to face, say what is in our hearts and minds, and at the same time build and strengthen our relationships. Confrontation is something we tend to avoid.

The "E" in E-Communication: Electronic or Evasive?

Suzanne de Janasz | Posted 02.25.2013 | Technology
Suzanne de Janasz

E-communication has enabled the evolution of a new breed of user -- one with little social skills or emotional intelligence.

Student Records Heated Confrontation With Police In Dorm (Strong Language) | Posted 12.11.2012 | Crime

A student from the University of Kentucky in Lexington recorded a heated exchange, he had with university police officers on his laptop, in his dorm r...

The Beauty of Conflict

Edesa Scarborough | Posted 01.16.2013 | College
Edesa Scarborough

Yes, you read it correctly. Conflict is not only welcomed in my life, it is actually needed. Aside from the fact that I teach a course on conflict resolution and so I spend more time on this topic then most humans do, I actually like conflict. Crazy right? Not really.

Zombies vs. Humans: Battle for the Workplace

Liz Ryan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

"My God, my God," says my friend Kristin on the phone, whispering so as not to be overheard by her cubicle-mates. "I am surrounded by zombies."

The Best Confrontation Scenes In Film

Posted 03.07.2012 | Home

Confrontations come in many forms; from the initial beef started by a snide glance, the draw of a gun in the Wild West, or the fist-to-jaw blow in a b...

Confronting the Past

Elissa Kravetz | Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact
Elissa Kravetz

While I did not find my friend, my eyes did stumble on someone. They stumbled on HER. The girl who was my one time best friend while growing up, only to turn and create months and months of misery for me. The girl who I've thought about for the past 20 years, but who I haven't seen since high school...

Why You Shouldn't Let Sexist Comments Slide

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Women
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If no one points out to "Jim" in the office that his remarks about women are offensive, it's not likely he's going to figure it out on his own.