First of all to all of our peacemaking friends out there I’d like to say I love you, I married one of you but when push comes to shove… Conflict is part of life with people. Conflict is unavoidable and actually unhealthy to try and live without. Marriages where couples never fight have a higher percentage ending in divorce. Weird. I’ve been talking recently about … Continue reading Fair Fight or Street Fight?
“Not my circus, not my monkeys” Polish Proverb “You grab a mad dog by the ears when you butt into a quarrel that’s none of your business.” Proverbs Proverb (Message Bible) My wife’s favourite saying these days is “not my monkeys!” and I love it. People approach us full of negative energy from a recent conflict between themselves and another person and tell us their … Continue reading Not My Monkeys
This is normally how it happens: We sit at a table in business, relationships, family or friendships and…. conflict happens. We never want it to, but it does. I’ve noticed a Canadian default that has been brought to my attention over the last 39 years of my life and I wonder if you’ve noticed the same thing? Firstly it should be noted that we love … Continue reading In Conflict, do you kick your Chair Back?
“Show me a completely smooth operation and I’ll show you someone who’s covering mistakes. Real boats rock.” Frank Herbert. Chapterhouse: Dune. Does candor make you squirm? This is very counter-cultural to our Canadian mindset. Our American neighbours generally do a better job of it and I suspect it has something to do with our UK decency. Not that decency or politeness is a bad thing … Continue reading Candor
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I Take Risks!
Can you say this?
Most people in North America would probably hum and haw a little if asked, and then hum and haw a little more if asked if they actually take risks for the things that should matter most to them?
We all know that Tenacity beats Talent nearly all of the time. I laugh when people get into trouble Continue reading “I Take Risks!”