Category: Communication & Conflict

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The Power of Language Brings The Peril of Language

The Power of Language Our brains have evolved to have incredible facility to use language, and make sense of both behavior and the communication of other people. For example, read the following: Arocdnicg to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t…

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The Power of Apology Done Right: Sincere Versus Fake

Power of Language Over time, the effectiveness of an apology has diminished, because in our society, an apology is often automatically offered without thought, without specifics and without reflection. The result is that often, when you apologize, and expect to…

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Power of Language: Understanding Your Communication INTENT vs. the Communication MEANING

The Power of Language If there’s a best jumping off point for learning about the power of language, and fine tuning how you use it to create more harmonious relationships, this is it: “Your Communication INTENT Versus The Meaning of…

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The Myth of Constructive Criticism: Often An Excuse For Abuse

The Power of Language One of the great myths of modern pop communication is the notion that it’s possible to criticize someone — even bully them, provided we ask first to provide “constructive criticism”. We actually believe that by tacking…

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When To Seek Professional Help With Your Anger and Rage

While it’s great that you recognize your anger or even rage is negatively affecting your relationships, and you are seeking self-help ways to address the situation, there are situations where you are much better off getting help from health and…

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Anger Self-Control: Venting Versus Letting Go Are Different

There’s a myth about anger that goes back a long time. I call it the steam kettle syndrome. The idea is that anger is like steam in a kettle on the stove. So long as there is heat, the steam builds…