In My Mailbox–January 28, 2016

Hearing your thoughts, whether in the comments section or via email, makes my day. Here is a mix–some recent, some from a while back.

We used Practice Greatness today for the kick off session of year 2 of a leadership program – well received – good engagement. —Y.D.

Y.D., I’m thrilled to hear that you used the book and that it supported the important work you do in education.

Yeah!   you’re rockin it.  Great posts.  I sense a catching of your stride with social media and blogging. —M.D

M.D., thanks for reading and the kind comment!

You say on the podcast [Turn Toward Others, A Jedi Leadership Trick] at 6:00:

  • turning away increases conflict by producing hurt feelings and causes relationships to end relatively quickly….
  • turning against leads to conflict avoidance by suppressing feelings and causes relationships to end more slowly….

I would think that the exact opposite is true.  Try reversing the words “away” and “against” above.  Here it is:

  • turning against increases conflict by producing hurt feelings and causes relationships to end relatively quickly….
  • turning away leads to conflict avoidance by suppressing feelings and causes relationships to end more slowly….

That makes as much or more sense, right? Especially how turning away leads to conflict avoidance…–S.L.

S.L. thank you for persisting, because you totally nailed it. I did commit a reversal – and fortunately reversible – error.

Folks, keep the questions, comments, and corrections coming!

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