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Why Would I Ever Need to Change How I Ask Questions?
In this week’s post, we discuss how to rethink our questions to be more successful in our everyday. Clarity...
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The Six Workplace Lessons You Should Know from Ted Lasso
Like many of you, I dived into some good streaming shows during the pandemic.  One of my favorite...
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But... Don't Say It!
"Buts" are everywhere... in our daily language. Rarely are they helpful. Read this article to take a...
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Non-Defensive Communication (Part 4): The Prediction
Sharon Strand Ellison’s, Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication...
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Be a Guardian of Dignity - For Yourself and For Others
@Cudenverombuds Lisa Neale writes about dignity - how we can violate or stand up for other people’s dignity...
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Understanding Why We Do What We Do
@CUDenverOmbuds Melissa Connell discusses a fresh tool for knowing why we do what we do in conflict....
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Organizational Ombuds: A Valuable Resource for Addressing Sexual Harassment
This past spring, Elizabeth “Liz” Hill, Associate Director, University of Colorado Boulder...
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What is this feeling?!
I recently facilitated a team building meeting in person for the first time since March 2020. I have...
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“Back/Return to work” is really “Into a new workplace”
Language impacts how we think and behave, and the culture we create for ourselves. What we say and how...
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Non-Defensive Communication (Part 3): The Statement
Sharon Strand Ellison’s, Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication...
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The Magic of Professionalism, Courtesy & Collaboration
@CUDenverOmbuds Melissa Connell shares a personal experience and the skills that can help any workplace...
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Squelching Anxiety As We Return To Work On Campus
Anxieties is on the rise as return to in-person work gains steam. Here are some tips to squelch those...
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Radical Candor
It’s that season again, where confusion abounds, anxiety is high, and frustration is available to all!...
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There is No Such Thing as Common Sense
I know. That’s a big claim. Read it again. There is no such thing as common sense. Consider this....
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Why it is Important to Embrace the Mess!
My friend is a home contractor. Clients once called him and said, “We need you to fix our kitchen cabinets.”...
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Giving Voice To Values Book Review
Are you empowered to voice and act on your values? Learn how the book Giving Voice to Values leverages...
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The Importance and Benefits of Establishing Workplace Boundaries
“When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.”  ~ Brené...
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Stress Resilience
Stress Resilience. As our office contemplates its annual report and gathers themes to present to the...
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Listening When You Don't Agree
Many of us know the ‘active listening’ techniques of paraphrasing, asking curious questions, using our...
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Intentional Goal Setting
Want a great list of questions to help you narrow down and plan your personal and professional #2021goals?...
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Non-Defensive Communication (Part 2): How to Form Non-Defensive Questions
In her book Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication, Sharon...
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Non-Defensive Communication (Part 1): The Value of Asking Non-Defensive Questions
Sharon Strand Ellison’s, Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication...
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Want to Improve Your Work Culture? Adopt a Ritual!
Why do we gather together to remember a loved one when they’ve died?  Why do we say vows at a wedding? ...
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Getting What You Want Through Intentional Communication
Getting to know Nonviolent Communication, Part 1 As a conflict resolution practitioner, I regularly...
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