Conflict Resolution

NLRB storming your day?

NLRB and Human Resources At best, Human Resources departments across the private sector have been struggling to stay afloat through recent NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) changes. New developments in the situation hardly promise an end to the hurricane, but if you’re caught in this mess, having an internal conflict resolution guide will be very effective in keeping discussions, discussions rather than ...

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Your Zimmerman Hurricane Plan

Organizations like to be prepared for hurricanes and other natural disasters, but how much stock is put into preparation for other unpredictable disasters? How would your organization react if Jodi Arias or George Zimmerman were your employees when they gained national attention in murder trials? What about the struggles that might result from high media attention if a toe was found ...

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Are you in more danger than a Firefighter at work?

Consider safety and health at work Don’t panic just yet, but buckle up for the crazy truth. On top of your daily meetings, communications, reports and basic tasks, you really need to be mindful of your safety and health on the job. In a report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2011, Firefighters are less likely to die on the ...

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How to get Promoted

Do’s and Don’t of Promotions I work with many individuals who are shakers and movers.  They have been with their organization for at least 10 years, have a strong sense of their job duties and requirements, and yet are passed during promotions.  They come to me, because they are tired of being the “door matt”.  They want to know precisely why, ...

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EI & Conflict Resolution: Perception Management

It’s the holiday season and for the most part spirits are warm with joy. But holidays often bring poor communication and relationship stress between family and co-workers. During a time of celebration, no one wants to be bogged down by conflict, but sometimes it’s hard to move past. Many times resolving conflict is a big challenge due to pre-existing perceptions. In other words, even ...

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Donald Trump Or Donald Duck?

Leadership Qualities Donald Trump Could Adopt Center for Work Life has a monthly theme that interlaces through our publications and media content. This month’s theme is conflict resolution in emotional intelligence, which brings us to Donald Trump. We all know Trump isn’t known for flattery or empathy; conflict resolution and emotional intelligence are opposites of his skill set. He has even said “when somebody challenges ...

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Reporting Co-Workers prevents a Drinking Pilot

Monday Management Topic: Managing Co-Worker Struggles Sometimes the common good for all out-weighs loyalty. In an ideal world, we would all get along on the job and no one would ever step out of line or make terrible decisions. A work environment would consist purely of friendly interactions and hardworking people. However, this isn’t an ideal world. For some, each day ...

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Defensive Communication: Nassau Shooting Study

For some it may feel quite disheartening and for others it may be what they are accustomed to, but defensiveness in communication is a scary habit to form. Defensive behavior happens when an individual perceives the message as a threat. Based on information collected by the Office of Naval Research, Jack R. Gibb explains that a defensive thinker considers “how he appears ...

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Conflict Resolution with your PTSD Partner/Spouse

For someone who is suffering with PTSD, life is always on high gear. Unfortunately due to the trauma(s) experienced, no matter how long prior, their brain is simply overactive and on high alert, prone to anxiety, anger, depression and in a nutshell defensiveness. It is one thing for them to learn behavioral techniques to deal with their anxiety and defensiveness ...

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Work and Live your Relationships as a Sponge

Evolution. What does it really mean? The first creature we would recognize as human called homo ergester first appeared in Africa two million years ago. Not long when compared to the Oldest species that inhabited earth over 600 million years ago. These species include sharks, ants, Jelly Fish and Sponges among others. The phrase survival of the fittest is what ...

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