Death by a Thousand Cuts

Ever wondered why a business or personal relationship fails? Most people never do, deeming it just too painful or complicated to try. Well, I have wondered most of my life and come up with the simplest and most obvious answer—death by a thousand cuts. In other words, simply too many nasty and unresolved disputes. Obvious,... Continue Reading →

“Agree to Disagree”, Supplemental

Type into Google "Let's agree to disagree" in quotes and it will return some 121,000 results. "Agree to disagree" or "agreeing to disagree" is a phrase in English referring to the resolution of a conflict whereby all parties tolerate but do not accept the opposing position. It generally occurs when all sides recognize that further... Continue Reading →

Psychological Safety Singular Framework

It seems to me there are two approaches to creating a Psychological Safety Framework: Describe all the behaviors that team members should and shouldn’t do and what the team leaders should and shouldn’t do to enable these identified behaviors. Or Propose a singular framework for objecting to misbehavior that team members and team leaders could... Continue Reading →

Upset the Applecart….not ourselves!

Upset the Applecart....not ourselves The idiom "Don't upset the applecart", applies, in this case to the the 'system' of conversation. What 'system', you may ask. The playwright Bertolt Brecht said “When something seems ‘the most obvious thing in the world’ it means that any attempt to understand the world has been given up.” I think... Continue Reading →

TOP Agreement

After 35 years of contemplating and investigating relationship disputes I have come up with the simplest of solutions to reduce domestic violence, divorce and heated disputes in business and personal relationships. Yes, as grand as this claim is I am claiming that I have a formula proposal that I intend to prove over the next... Continue Reading →

My First Proposal

If I wanted to have a business relationship with you I would make you a business proposal. A proposal is not so much a question but the beginnings of a negotiation process where we state what we want and what we are willing to give in exchange. It is, as they say a quid pro... Continue Reading →

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