The Biggest Threat to Creating Common Ground Between Generations

There are many differences between generations. The biggest threat to creating Common Ground between generations is very fixable though.

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A Leader’s Obligation to the Middle

A leader’s obligation to the middle needs renewal. Middle managers, middle class, and compromise are vital elements in business and society.

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“Stick It to the Man” – The Danger of Bystanders

Stick it to the man was an expression of protest against too much power or wrongdoing. Today, it is a meaningless chant for bystanders. Time to encourage upstanders!

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Our Loss of Reason(ing)

Our time is here to reason again and renew our reason. Our loss of reasoning and reason hurts our society and workplace. Time to reason again.

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The New Literacy Requirements for Better Personal Leadership

New literacy requirements are upon us to advance our personal leadership. New literacy centers on media, society, and culture.

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Resist the Urge to Have the Last Word

Having the last word can be intoxicating. How to do we resist the urge to focus on “winning” and instead fight to find common ground?

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The Rare Skill of Disarming

When you find yourself in an explosive situation involving potentially destructive conversations with difficult people the smart move is to be disarming.

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Anyone Else Terrible at Dealing with Difficult People?

Dealing with difficult people is a challenge none of us can escape. If we’re willing to try, however, there are ways to make it easier.

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Improvise Our Way to Common Ground

Would the world be a better place if we all used a little more, “Yes, and…”? Perhaps. Here’s how improv can lead us toward common ground.

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Stubbornness is Never a Good Leadership Trait or Virtue

Stubbornness is sometimes viewed as a positive leadership trait. It is not. Stubbornness becomes an excuse for self-centered, ineffective leadership.

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When Listening Isn’t Enough

The journey toward common ground is one of many, many steps. Listening carefully is important, but what happens when our biases and filters muck up the process? Here’s how to move forward when listening isn’t enough.

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Trust and Engagement: A Leadership Jolt to Act

Trust and engagement are declining. We need a leadership jolt and reboot our practices to raise trust and engagement to better levels.

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