Seventeen years ago, I wrote a novel about a Conflict Manager. For the past sixteen years, I’ve been editing it. My interest is in Conflict Managers’ thought processes as we … Continue reading Does conflict competence make a good story?
Conflict has so much influence in individual lives and collective societies, my scope is within four wide categories: #1 Conflict Competence topics of Doing Conflict Better. Conflict competence is a great … Continue reading Four topics I write about
If I listen to the voices that tell me I can’t, or it’ll never happen, I ensure that I don’t and it won’t. If I try anyway, there’s at least … Continue reading Will practice make up for lack of talent?
Rob Ford, 1969-2016 I wrote a post nominating Rob Ford as a guru during the height of the wreckage he wrought at Toronto City Hall. Rob Ford’s leadership offers all kinds of … Continue reading Rob Ford’s simple rules of leadership
What is it about regret? Regret has quite the reputation. Dictionaries shove regret in with remorse, apology and disappointment. For years I accepted this connotation and have been regret avoidant, determined to live without … Continue reading Does regret deserve another chance?
I get it. Living is deadly. The risks are huge and, in time, death is certain. So, my first question on learning I had advanced, aggressive, rare breast cancer was too … Continue reading 3 questions better than ‘why me’