conflict

Conflict resolution

Confessions of a conflict avoider: four tips for resolving conflict

2nd February 2015

Ever noticed how the so-called ‘festive season’ can play out more like an exercise in conflict management? It’s supposed to be the season to be jolly but often ends up stressful as interpersonal conflict gets driven to the surface by unrealistic expectations and misaligned assumptions. At a time when many people are wishing for ‘peace [...] READ MORE

Robots talking to eachother

Should the workplace be an emotion-free zone?

17th November 2015

“Leave your emotions at the door!” This has been the unspoken mantra of the corporate world for so long that it might as well be printed in the induction materials. For many years, I bought into this expectation. After spending five years training my mind in the hyper-rational disciplines of Science and Law, it made [...] READ MORE

Speckled Frog

Speckled frogs and the need to be right

10th May 2016

If you’ve ever come across someone who cannot seem to give up on an argument without being ‘right’, there’s a reason for that.  And, in fact, the chances are that you may have done this yourself, even if it wasn’t intentional. Being right may be great, but if we are too focussed on being right, [...] READ MORE