A Search For Common Ground – Part Three: Conversations That Work!

A Search For Common Ground – Part One: Authentic Discourse A Search For Common Ground – Part Two: Overcoming Resistance None of us wants to be judged or criticized, especially for our thoughts and beliefs. We want to feel safe before we’re willing to talk openly and share our opinions, especially about “hot” topics. Because […]

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The 5 Elements Of Effective Thinking

By Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird Because it came highly recommended, I decided to read The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking. I wasn’t necessarily in the mood for yet another book telling me how to think, but it was small and compact, with few pages. And, I was interested to learn the thought provoking […]

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Secrets For Making Your Conversations Connect

The quality of conversation determines the quality of a relationship. Much more than words, a conversation is engagement, interaction and the glue of relationships. And, when communication is authentic, it promotes connection and earns trust between people. Brain research shows that 93 percent of communication is not words. Author and academic Judith E. Glaser explains […]

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A Search For Common Ground – Part Two: Overcoming Resistance

A Search For Common Ground – Part One: Authentic Discourse A Search For Common Ground – Part Three: Conversations That Work! Are you with me or against me? In life, we’re all essentially in the same boat — as humans, as Americans. Are we willing and able to keep our boat afloat? What will it […]

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Annual Women in Leadership: Work-Life Balance Conference

How do culture, religion, finance, and politics impact women leaders around the world?  The Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology’s 4th Annual Women in Leadership: Work-Life Balance Conference will feature the visionary stories of women leaders in diverse locations and situations, facing different struggles, locally and globally.  I am thrilled to be a presenter, along with […]

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A Search For Common Ground – Part One: Authentic Discourse

A Search For Common Ground – Part Two: Overcoming Resistance A Search For Common Ground – Part Three: Conversations That Work! Jacob and Phil wrestled with each other in friendly but intense disagreement about a range of issues: power, government, same-sex marriage, religion, media, morality, race and more. Each often felt misunderstood and couldn’t understand […]

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