Connection

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apologize

Every one of us will hurt someone; and, we will be hurt by someone. We are human. So, it follows that we will need to apologize and we will yearn for apologizes. In order to have deep connections with others, we need to learn the art of saying “I’m sorry.” Thankfully, there is a wonderful…

good leaders struggle

Seeing the media these days, I worry that young people don’t realize how often good leaders struggle. In fact, they may be led to believe that achieving success and wielding power come easy. I see a different side. I’m fortunate to be privy to the thoughts and feelings of my clients—women who are quite successful, many…

untangled

I found Lisa Damour‘s book, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood , so profoundly helpful that I am breaking my own (perhaps arbitrary?) rule about not writing book notes on parenting books. This book reassures parents by explaining how our daughter’s seemingly troubling and erratic behavior is part of normal adolescence and…

When I was in graduate school, I learned that there were three types of organizational conflict: task conflict, process conflict, and relationship conflict. Of these, the one with the least to do with the work itself is also the one that causes the most stress and is the most difficult to resolve: relationship conflict. In his book, The Four…