Conflict Has a Reputation. Are You Tarnishing Or Burnishing It?
Most people tarnish the reputation of conflict. This is unfortunate because conflict isn't inherently bad. Conflict is simply the gap between what we want or need and what we are experiencing at any point in time. How we handle this gap is what defines us, and defines conflict. Read More
Open Mind vs. Open Heart
As one of the three Compassion Skills, Openness is a critical leadership competency, and the starting point for healthy conflict. Many people who are initially exposed to our model think they are open and later discover the difference between an open mind and an open heart. Read More
Are Learning and Development Professionals At Risk for Drama?
We assessed the drama risk and resilience of nearly 300 learning and development professionals at the 2016 ATD conference and expo. What did we find, and what does it mean for the profession? Read More
Leading Cultures of Openness The Main Theme At ATD International Conference And Expo
A movement is afoot and the pendulum is swinging back. Leaders who foster environments of emotional safety, vulnerability and openness position their organizations for the greatest success in today's relationship-based economy. Read More
What Can Basketball Teach Us About Drama?
Discovered by Dr. Stephen Karpman, The Drama Triangle is one of the most elegant and practical models of how people interact in distress. Read More
Fire Your D-Level Executives
D-Level teams have three positions that are invested in holding you hostage. Your D-Suite may be real, or it may be inside your head. Either way, we say FIRE THEM and replace them with Compassion-level Executives. You’ll sleep better, lead better, and be a much more pleasant person to be around. Read More