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Communication Breakdown? Really?

communication breakdown

There is no such thing as a ‘communication breakdown’.

We here about it all time time, but I think this is a an inaccurate and limiting term which does more harm than good. Here’s why.

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A New Slant On Difficult Behaviour

A New Slant on Difficult Behaviour

If you have to deal with a difficult person regularly you’ll know that it can be a pain. It may be a minor irritant, but at its worst, persistent difficult behaviour can force you to leave your job and/or make you ill.

Believe it or not, there’s a good side. Here’s why I think that is.

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Bullying helpline closes

The National Bullying Helpline has suspended services temporarily and announced that it is considering its future after it went public and said “three or four” Downing Street employees had called its helpline.
The HSE, in its study Bullying at work: a review of the literature, says that there are over the half a million cases of work-related stress reported each year in the UK and that, on average, each case results in 29 working days lost. Bullying is the cause of 10-20% of this, the report estimates.

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How to Have a Harmonious Life

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The trouble with aspirations is that they can seem out of reach. But that’s the way they should be isn’t it? If they were attainable, we’d either have them, or we’d know that we’ve almost got them. They wouldn’t be aspirations, they’d be something else.

Aspirations can act like a guiding star, they tell us which way to go, where to direct our efforts. They are also abstract; things like happiness, wealth, wellbeing… and harmony.

Aspirations shape our thought and actions, so they are about how we think and act, not about things we have.

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Compassionate Listening

Listening – here called compassionate listening – is the primary requirement in conflict resolution. It’s also the platform for building stronger relationships and mutual understanding. I wish it was taught in more schools.

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Your Problem Has a Solution

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Knowing that your problem has a solution can be reassuring, but what about if the solution is out of reach? When you are facing a problem or challenge in life it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. This often means that you will struggle longer than necessary, believing that you have to deal with the […]

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