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UNCOVERED! Choosing BLISS to Manage Workplace Conflicts

We all deal with conflicts, right?  What would it be like if you knew how to handle them right the first time…every time?

Best-selling author, Moneeka Sawyer, shared her 5-step process for choosing BLISS when dealing with conflicts in the workplace.  We talked about how to “STOP” so you can “be in the moment” to tune into the experience of what you’re feeling…physically and emotionally! And, “BREATHE” so you can “think through the moment.” This helps you choose a course of action that “constructively” manages the moment instead “destructively” escalating the conflict.

What is that emotion that comes up?  Are you feeling FEAR, ANGER, GUILT or HAPPINESS?  These four core emotions are what drives all thinking and behavior.  When we feel any one of the first three, we experience a lack of “psychological safety.”  And, when we feel unsafe, our “drive to survive” kicks in and we react with an instinctual reaction of fight, flight or freeze!  This is where we tend to say things that are hurtful, harmful and damaging…things we can’t take back!

When we pay attention to what we physically feel, we can use those signs to STOP, be in the moment, and BREATHE our way to a calmer course of action.  What would it be like if you could CHOOSE a calmer, peaceful way to conflicts?

Join us to UNCOVER tips and insights on how to handle those difficult people and difficult situations at work…and at home!  And, live a life of BLISS!

 

Stop Running from Conflict and Learn How to Address It!

MANAGER MOJO PODCAST with Steve Caldwell
Click here to listen to Podcast:  Running from Conflict by Dr. Debra Dupree.

When a diverse group of people work together daily, it is no surprise that conflict can arise. Trying to downplay the importance and viewing the reason for the conflict as ‘petty’ is never a good alternative to creating a productive and positive workplace. We each have our opinions and points of view. It is when we consider ours right and the others wrong (or ‘crazy, stupid or unimportant’) that conflict can occur, fester and create significant issues. Dr. Debra Dupree is an acknowledged mediator in the area of conflict and has successfully intervened and brought resolution to situations that were growing out of control and impossible. Every manager and leader must be willing to address issues of conflict head-on and seek amenable resolutions. Dr. Dupree can get you on that road.