Tag: communication

  • Fight with Them – Why Fighting is Important for Relationships

    Fight with Them – Why Fighting is Important for Relationships

    We fear fighting with someone because we think of it as a bad thing so we sometimes avoid it or use it to cause harm. Fighting is actually a good thing and can improve your relationships!

  • There’s No “Family” in Team

    There’s No “Family” in Team

    This push to call your team a family is actually a misguided attempt to identify the group as something else: a cohesive team.

  • Unveiling the Charms: Warm and Cool Personalities

    Unveiling the Charms: Warm and Cool Personalities

    In our diverse world, we encounter a myriad of individuals, each with their own unique personality traits. Some people exude warmth, drawing others toward them like moths to a flame, while others possess a coolness that creates an air of mystery. Understanding the differences between these warm and cool personalities can help us navigate social…

  • Unveiling the Mystery of Love with Sternberg’s Triangular Theory

    Unveiling the Mystery of Love with Sternberg’s Triangular Theory

    Love is a complex and multifaceted emotion that has intrigued humans for centuries. While it is often seen as an abstract concept, psychologist Robert J. Sternberg proposed a comprehensive theory that aims to define and understand love in a more structured manner. Sternberg’s Theory of Love, also known as the Triangular Theory of Love, provides…

  • Vulnerability and Gay Men – My Journey

    Vulnerability and Gay Men – My Journey

    Vulnerability. This is a topic that I talk about regularly at work. When I am working with leaders and teams, the conversation often comes back to the concept of vulnerability and vulnerable-based trust for healthy relationships. In “Daring Greatly”, Dr. Brene Brown describes vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure“. It is choosing to share…

  • Friend Group Norms

    Friend Group Norms

    What is the difference between your team at work and your group of friends? Not much, it turns out.

  • Making Conflict Less Scary and More Productive

    Making Conflict Less Scary and More Productive

    Conflict. Just reading that word probably made you feel a certain way. That tends to happen when we think about conflict. I teach a class on conflict resolution and work with leaders and teams on this topic regularly. I have seen with consistency just how people feel about conflict. Hint: they don’t love it. I…