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Making New Friends: Building relationships through communication

Making New Friends: Building relationships through communication

When opposing parties get to the negotiating table, they too often dive into the meat of the deal, and begin arguing for their perspective. We see that in how our government operates today and in how people discuss politics, family matters, work challenges, and more. It’s time to STOP, take a ... Read More
Change = DVF > R

Change = DVF > R

Many good communicators shy away from communication when they know it’s going to be a difficult conversation.  Todd Wilmore shared this tip on LinkedIN as a way to help us see when it’s time to bite the bullet and have those tough conversations.... Read More
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Activities

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Activities

Conflict resolution is a hot topic, whether you teach negotiation, team-building, leadership, or communication skills. Here are a few conflict resolution games that will help you quickly cut to the core and identify challenges and processes to manage difficult relationships. Each of the conflict res... Read More
Arm "Wrestle" Exercise

Arm "Wrestle" Exercise

Many years ago, I taught Negotiation and Conflict Resolution with a group called “Conflict Management, Inc.”  They were an offshoot of the Harvard Negotiation Project. Every so often I’m asked, “can you recommend and activity or icebreaker that will help launch a soft-skills... Read More
It’s Impossible – cooperation activity

It’s Impossible – cooperation activity

A colleague was looking for an interactive experience and cooperation activity for a large group. Having taught negotiation and conflict resolution, I was drawn to this suggestion posted on LinkedIN by Andrew Rea.  The exercise presents itself as a team challenge, so participants go into it ready t... Read More
“Seriously, my groups are too serious for this stuff”

“Seriously, my groups are too serious for this stuff”

While many trainers and teachers fully embrace the concepts of fun and interactive training to accelerate the learning process, some pass by our trade show booth or our catalog and lament, “I wish I could use your ‘toys,’ but I teach ___x___. They’re too serious for that.”... Read More