Teaming

Forgiveness Doesn’t Excuse Their Behavior. Forgiveness Prevents Their Behavior From Destroying Your Heart. Part 2

by January 12, 2014

Forgiveness Doesn’t Excuse Their Behavior. Forgiveness Prevents Their Behavior From Destroying Your Heart. Part 2 In my previous post we were left with a conundrum.  We are exploring two scenarios of stuck conflict and damaged relationships.  The conclusion we seem to have reached is that […]

Forgiveness Doesn’t Excuse Their Behavior. Forgiveness Prevents Their Behavior From Destroying Your Heart. Part 1

by January 12, 2014

Forgiveness Doesn’t Excuse Their Behavior. Forgiveness Prevents Their Behavior From Destroying Your Heart. Part 1  I recently came across this quote on a friends Facebook page. It brings me back, once again, to the challenge of forgiveness.   A couple of insights are emerging for me: […]

Expectations Unmet? – Choose Forgiveness

by October 04, 2013

This has been an interesting past couple weeks.  I have spent much of my time with people experiencing serious conflict in both their personal and professional lives.  Now you might be thinking, “ Well yeah, that’s what you do.  That’s the business you are in.  […]

Redefining our Relationship to Conflict: Shifting from Doing to Being

In my most recent post I shared some emerging thoughts on the notion of redefining our relationship with conflict.  I continue to be engaged by this challenge, as I am daily reminded of the approach/avoidance relationship many have with conflict.  I encounter so many in […]

Balancing Task with Maintenance: Part 3

by August 24, 2012

Balancing Task with Maintenance:  Part 3 Those who want to get on with the work of the team sometimes see the focus on balance of task with maintenance as a waste of time.  We are busy people and we don’t have time to waste on […]

Balancing Task with Maintenance: Part 2

by August 17, 2012

Sometimes you need to have a conversation about how you are going to do the work before you start doing the work. There a number of conversations that teams should have when entering a collaborative initiative and that should be revisited on a somewhat regular […]

Balancing Task with Maintenance: Part 1

by August 10, 2012

Balancing Task with Maintenance:  Part 1 Sound Options Group, LLC has recently partnered with colleagues at Change Matrix, LLC and the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development to launch the Collaboration LAB.  This initiative is initially focused on supporting multiple agencies and stakeholders […]