Recurring Conflict Conversations: How to Unstick Stuck Situations
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by Karin Hurt
3d ago
To prevent recurring conflict conversations, focus on commitment Do you ever get frustrated by conflict conversations that just won’t end?  You think you’ve reached an agreement, and a few weeks later you’re back to the same Groundhog Day discussion. Your conversation needs to produce action, or nothing changes. And if nothing changes, it’s worse than if you never had a conversation. Now you’ve wasted time, trust drips away, and people lose hope. Commitment is the answer and the key to move you from words to action. There are two keys to a useful commitment in conflict conversations. The ..read more
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How to Get Your Team to Stop Sending You Frustrating Email Communication
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by Karin Hurt
1w ago
Streamline Your Team’s Email Communication With 4 Important Questions Have you ever been SO FRUSTRATED by your team’s email communication that you just want to hit “delete all”? Too many words. Gobs of attachments. Data with no explanation. If you’re frustrated with the emails you’re getting from your team (particularly if they’re seasoned senior leaders), it’s easy to think, “They should know better.” But even if they SHOULD know, if you’re not getting what you need, ask for it. In today’s Asking for a Friend I share 4 questions to help you communicate clear expectations, reduce frustration ..read more
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The Key to Resolving Conflict: Knowing When to Quit
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by David Dye
1w ago
Episode 261: In this episode, you’ll explore resolving conflict – when it might be necessary to quit a conflict or even leave a job. You’ll learn specific phrases and questions to ask yourself to determine if it’s time to walk away. Host David Dye and guest, Karin Hurt, shares personal stories and examples, illustrating the importance of speaking up and considering the impact of the conflict on your life. The episode wraps up with a heartfelt thanks for your support and promotion of Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Workplace Conflict. Resolving Conflict: Recognizing When to Walk Away 0:00 ..read more
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Bigger, Better Small Talk: Practical Ways to Connect with Your Coworkers
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by Karin Hurt and David Dye
1w ago
Get Better at Small Talk By Asking the Next Best Question Do you dread small talk? Does the idea of asking (or being asked) “How was your weekend?” make you cringe? We get it. You don’t have a lot of extra time for long conversations. You’ve got work to do. But here’s the thing. People are more likely to help you when they feel seen by you—as a person—not just for what they can do for you. Lots of research shows that connection is vital for trust. And trust leads to better collaboration and results. In other words, connection makes work, work better. So how can you connect more deeply with you ..read more
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Helpful Strategies for Dealing with a Passive Aggressive Coworker
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by David Dye
2w ago
Episode 260: In this episode, you’ll discover effective ways to handle a passive aggressive coworker. Dealing with this type of conflict can be incredibly frustrating, but don’t worry—you’ve got some powerful phrases to use. Throughout the podcast, you’ll hear examples of passive aggressive behavior and learn phrases to address it effectively. You’ll learn to describe what happened calmly, ask for clarification, and focus on specific goals or facts. It’s crucial to stay calm and not react emotionally to the behavior. You’ll get advice on what not to do—like directly telling someone they’re be ..read more
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Team Conflict: Powerful Questions to Help Your Team Get Along
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by Karin Hurt
2w ago
Powerful Phrases to Help With Team Conflict  What do you do when YOUR TEAM is in conflict? They’re coming to you, wound up, riled up, wanting YOU to solve THEIR team conflict for them… You might even think, “If I wanted this kind of drama, I would have taught kindergarten.” So what DO you do?  First, if you’re just now tuning into our Powerful Phrases for Dealing With Workplace Conflict series, let me explain the G.O.A.T. in this video. The G.O.A.T.s are the Greatest of All Time Powerful Phrases from our new book, Powerful Phrases for Dealing With Workplace Conflict (we have 12 ..read more
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Mentoring Activities: Powerful Ways to Make Mentoring More Meaningful
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by Karin Hurt and David Dye
2w ago
Structured mentoring activities to jump-start a new mentoring relationship or take an established one to the next level “Will you be my mentor?” “Sure.” “Um. Hmmm. Now what do we do?” “What should we talk about?” “Where do we start?” It’s great when mentoring relationships evolve organically. The chemistry is just perfect and the conversation flows. We’ve been on both sides of great mentoring relationships. Sometimes the conversation is all you need. And sometimes, it can be helpful to have some specific activities to structure your interaction. If you are a mentor (or mentee) looking for idea ..read more
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Overwhelmed at Work? How to Express Your Stress and Get the Help You Need
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by Karin Hurt
2w ago
Powerful phrases to talk about being overwhelmed at work (without sounding like a complainer) Have you ever looked at your to-do list and just laughed? You think, “Right, that’s not happening.” But moments later, you realize that none of the tasks on your list are optional. Perhaps that’s the point that your nervous laughter turns to tears. You want to be productive and a team player, but you’re completely overwhelmed at work. What Do I Do When I’m Overwhelmed at Work? (Asking for a Friend) Powerful Phrases to Gain Clarity About What’s Most Important Clear communication and unbridled curiosi ..read more
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Effective Strategies for Communicating with Chronic Complainers
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by David Dye
3w ago
Episode 259: In this episode, you’ll get strategies for dealing with those chronic complainers at work. You know the types: “Mr. Whiny,” who loves to complain for the sake of it, and the “Caring Complainer,” who genuinely cares but shows it through constant griping and cynicism. For Mr. Whiny, it’s all about addressing the behavior and not getting sucked into unproductive conversations. But with the Caring Complainer, you can use powerful phrases to shift your energy towards positive outcomes and solutions. What to Say to Chronic Complainers 0:00 – Introduction to Chronic Complainers David st ..read more
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Why “Agree to Disagree” Stinks and What to Say Instead for Better Work Relationships
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by David Dye
3w ago
“Agree to disagree” is dismissive, shuts down collaboration, and prevents meaningful solutions. Faced with conflict at work, you might think “let’s agree to disagree” is an easy way to move on from the conversation. The words seem peaceful and hint at mutual respect. But in actual use, they aren’t peaceful, or helpful, at all. The phrase implies a deadlock, which can prevent the resolution of underlying issues and hinder productive work relationships. Instead, you can use a few powerful phrases to create more collaborative conversations, solve problems, and build better relationships. You won ..read more
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