Influence / Communication

Building the Bridge: Inter-Generational Generativity

Building the Bridge: Inter-Generational Generativity

We all know the benefits of a close and loving relationship between grandparents and their young grandchildren. What we often overlook, however; is the incredible richness and significance of these multi-generational relationships among adult grandchildren.We believe that these benefits accrue not just to grandparents, but also to the older men and women who choose to spend high quality time with young people.

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In Praise of Empathy

In Praise of Empathy

The communication of empathy with another provides a supportive context, even a healing aspect for both client and practitioner whether coach, consultant, or therapist. Two-way empathy supports a client’s self-validation and can encourage further self-exploration. As change agents, we are a thought partner who allows a client to move to deeper levels of self-exploration with our empathetic communication.

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The New Johari Window #14. Quadrant One: The New World of Interpersonal Relationships

The New Johari Window #14. Quadrant One: The New World of Interpersonal Relationships

We are living in a postmodern world in which to survive we must be many people in many settings. We act out many different roles and engage many different styles.

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The New Johari Window: #9 Turbulence

The New Johari Window: #9 Turbulence

The condition of turbulence is perhaps best described by drawing an analogy between postmodern relationships and the complex dynamics of white water streams.

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The New Johari Window: #8 Unpredictability

The New Johari Window: #8 Unpredictability

Many relationships that could be labeled postmodern are poised on the edge of chaos. Chaos is defined here as a state of unpredictability—as a system in which certainty and uncertainty are in interplay with one another.

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The New Johari Window #7: Complexity and the Postmodern Condition

The New Johari Window #7: Complexity and the Postmodern Condition

The postmodern condition suggests that there is a critical need for discernment. We must be careful in choosing the type of feedback we wish to receive and the people from whom we want feedback.

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My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: III. Our Friendship at a Glance

My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: III. Our Friendship at a Glance

Our friendship went through all stages and periods that intercultural friendships tend to go through.

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Creating Mental Breakthroughs: Uncomfortable Conversations Can Initiate Positive Change

Creating Mental Breakthroughs: Uncomfortable Conversations Can Initiate Positive Change

Marcia Reynolds, Psy.D. The following case study looks at how the leader initiating the conversation was able to break  through …

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