The simple gift of listening can build bridges and open doors in even the most delicate of conversations. Listening well can deepen relationships, shape emotions and inform decisions. Most know this. And most believe they listen well. But do you really? Which of these 10 suggestions do you need to work on today to become a better listener?
Conflict is a normal part of the human experience. Here are 9 common barriers to conflict resolution. The list is not exhaustive, but perhaps it will help us all understand a little better how to interact with opposing viewpoints in healthy conflict-dialogue that lends itself to resolution over perpetuity.
“We live in a culture of many words and many communication platforms across which to spread them. But many words across many platforms do not effective communication make. Here are four characteristics of a word on wheels. The 4 C’s of effective communication…”
When we read a buzzword or phrase that catches our attention, we often believe the source before we investigate or evaluate the truthfulness of what is being said. And when we believe the worst of our excitable impressions, our hearts explode with nuclear options before our brains have time to process the truth of the matter.
As a pastor and church leader for twenty years, I have come to believe that many of our problems come back to this—we just don’t know how to talk to people. I am often amazed to sit in a room with a group of people who all agree on the basic fundamentals of an issue and all hope to see…