Leadership Training Blog

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January 12th, 2021

“Okay, You’re the Boss.”

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

(from the L.E.T. book) What power does to leaders who use it is a topic seldom discussed in books and […]

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December 17th, 2020

Love to Listen, But I CAN’T EVEN: What to Do in Case of Emotional Flooding

By: Denise Montgomery

You know what you should be doing. You know, somewhere deep in the recesses of your logical, operational brain (which […]

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November 12th, 2020

What’s the Most Effective Way to Confront Someone?

By: Michelle Adams

First, determine if what the other person is doing or saying is interfering with your ability to meet a concrete […]

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October 27th, 2020

What Do You Do When Someone Uses Power Over You?

By: Linda Adams

When coercive power is used on us to change our behavior, we immediately adopt one of these three possible responses: […]

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September 23rd, 2020

Isn’t Active Listening Just Another Way to Manipulate People?

By: Michelle Adams

First, let’s define Active Listening.  Active Listening is a special way of feeding back your understanding of what the other […]

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August 6th, 2020

“But I Was Just Trying To Help…”

By: Linda Adams

Throughout our lives, we have learned a variety of ways to help other people when they have strong feelings, thoughts […]

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June 10th, 2020

How to Say No with Respect for Yourself and Others

By: Linda Adams

You may know that one of the essential skills we teach in our programs is the I-Message. And there are […]

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May 13th, 2020

How Active Listening Helped Me Get “Unstuck”

By: Jo Allan

I am an anxious person by nature, a germaphobe stuck in a consistent state of nervousness. In late February, as […]

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April 21st, 2020

How to Speak Up Without Damaging Your Relationships

By: Michelle Adams

We find ourselves trying to cope with others in a very stressful environment. No matter if you’re on a Zoom […]

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March 18th, 2020

Using Better Communication Skills in Times of Crisis

By: Denise Montgomery

Leader Effectiveness Training, Parent Effectiveness Training, and Teacher Effectiveness Training are specific applications of a universal approach to nonviolent, respectful, […]

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