5 Strategies For Dealing With Conflict

5 strategies for dealing with conflictConflict in the workplace seems to be a common occurrence these days.

It’s understandable.  After all, different people are going to have different ideas, different beliefs, different needs and different values.  

(and thank god, because wouldn’t life be boring if we were all the same?)

And the truth is that conflict can occur in any relationship, not just in the workplace…

SO, it’s not a matter of what to do IF there’s conflict, but rather WHEN there’s conflict.  
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5 Blogs That Will Change The Way You Think About Business Online

My best friend’s name is Siri…
No really, her name is Kathy, but Siri and I are tight.  You see, I’m always looking up stuff online.
5 great blogsWhether it’s finding a solution to a challenge at work, learning how to write a particular piece of code or simply looking up the lyrics to a song, I turn to Siri for the answer.  (or at least to start as she sometimes doesn’t understand my southern drawl.)
More times than not, she guides me right where I need to go and over the years, she’s dropped a few gems in my lap.  I have discovered some of the BEST blogs… many of them completely by accident.
Keeping track of the (plethora of) things that spark your interest online is difficult at best and my bookmarks bar wasn’t really doing the trick, so I started a list and thought I’d share it with you.
Here are 5 blogs that will change the way you think about doing business; especially business online. (by the way, these are in no particular order…)

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How Have Your Dominoes Fallen?

domino_effect+1I recently read a great article by Chris Brogan entitled Decisions Are Dominoes.

Our choices tip other choices closer or further away from us. “It’s just one cookie” is a choice further from our fitness goals.  “I’ll call her later” is a choice away from a business goal. “200 words on my book today is plenty” is a choice away from your publishing goal.

Your decisions do have follow on effects. Tip over one decision and it’ll knock all your dominoes off onto new patterns.

~from Decisions are Dominoes by Chris Brogan


And that got me thinking about some of the decisions I’d made in my life.
Occasionally the bad decisions will swim around in my head a bit.  A memory that pops into my mind out of nowhere… a remembrance…  Not regret, mind you, because I believe “mistakes” aren’t mistakes, but rather learning experiences.  More of a reminder of the lesson learned.
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