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Handling Conflict - The Avoiding Style

Conflict is a normal part of life.

Conflict can make or break a relationship, depending on how all parties involved react and/or respond to the situation. 468 more words

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Handling Conflict - The Competitive Style

Conflict is a normal part of life.

I often tell my students that whenever you have two people in the same room, you will have some measure of conflict. 512 more words

Communication

The Four Barriers to Connection - The Habit Handicap

John Maxwell says that “connecting is the ability to identify with people and relate to them in a way that increases your influence with them.” 731 more words

Relationship Building

The Four Barriers to Connection - The Fight or Flight Response

John Maxwell says that “connecting is the ability to identify with people and relate to them in a way that increases your influence with them.” 590 more words

Relationship Building

Intentional Connection - A Path to Influence

A few years ago, I had great difficulty in managing my class.  There were two students in particular who were very resistant to my instruction and feedback, and I found myself growing more and more frustrated working with them.  567 more words

Relationship Building

A Connective Approach to Influence

In my years of teaching, I have learned some hard lessons in effective leadership, especially when many of my students are strong leaders in their own right.   113 more words

Relationship Building

Building Trust: "Your Here" and "Their There"

In my last post I mentioned a time that I lost my students’ trust.

There were several poor decisions on my part that led to this situation, but the clincher came when my students were presenting their research to the program administration. 500 more words

Relationship Building