Tag Archives: Conflict

Racism, sexism, and systems of oppression

I have been diving in to others’ thoughts on systemic patterns of oppression, and the insights offered are so rich that I want to share them with you, along with my own reflections.  Recent public discourse, or lack thereof, about … Continue reading

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Lions in the grass and other threats

I was reading When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron a couple of weeks ago, and in one of the essays she writes about the story of the Buddha transforming arrows shot at him into flowers – neutralizing their threat.  … Continue reading

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Power dynamics hurt collaboration

Power dynamics get in the way of collaboration.  We probably all knew this was true.  But I just heard a story on NPR about a study that proves it – and what is really interesting is some of the specific … Continue reading

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Indirect feedback: better than no feedback?

I recently received some indirect feedback.  It was well-intentioned – meant to help me do my job better.  I welcomed it, because I think any feedback on performance and what could be better is better than nothing.  There is always … Continue reading

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