Tips to prevent a roommate dispute

The follow are SUGGESTIONS on how to avoid A ROOMMATE DISPUTE The following are a series of recommendations to help prevent a roommate dispute. They are not actions mandated by law, nor are they intended to be a substitute for legal advice. Many acquaintances enter into a roommate situation with high hopes and positive expectations.…

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Acknowledgement and Appreciation- One of Life’s Most Precious Gifts

True acknowledgement and appreciation are so powerful, yet way under utilized. We get stingy about whether or not the acknowledgement is deserved.  The issue of “deserving” plays out in both the receiving and giving of acknowledgements. People who feel appreciated will feel more connected to you.  There are less chances of conflict when people really…

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How to calculate employee turnover costs

Have you ever try to calculate employee turnover costs as you consider getting rid of an employee?  Too often conflicts that go untreated lead us to terminating an employee.  But before you decide to do this- read this great article below written Dr. Carlsen as he explains how to calculate employee turnover costs.  You might…

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Holiday Problems & Stress Survival Guide

We all have experienced holiday problems and events that cause different types of stress. When the holiday season comes, so does the level of stress that many experience. If you have felt any of the following, it’s probably safe to say that you are already dealing with some form of stress: You can’t get enough…

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Even conflict can help make love last!

People come together for many different reasons but there are ways that you can help make love last. There are some things that good relationships have in common. Knowing the basic principles of healthy relationships helps keep them exciting, fun, meaningful, and fulfilling in both sad and happy times. Here are some quick but very…

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Communicating with a drunk spouse

Authentic and loving communication is very difficult to achieve when you have a drunk spouse. It can be confusing, frustrating and upsetting. Many alcoholics or heavy drinkers become angry or act like a victim which can lead to conflict in a relationship. Obviously, there can be little or no communication if the alcoholic/addict is so…

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Manage negative emotions at work to avoid conflict

Negative emotions at work that are not managed can often backfire. What can you do when a situation at work causes you to become very upset? How do you blow off steam without alienating your, boss, staff, coworkers, partners or customers? If you want to succeed in business or in the workplace, you need to know…

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Got Employee Conflict?

Got employee conflict?  If yes, you are not alone.  As a manager or supervisor, it is important to create an open communication environment in your unit by encouraging employees to talk about work issues. Listening to employee concerns will foster an open environment. Make sure you really understand what employees are saying by asking questions…

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Setting work boundaries: You can create a strong personal foundation at work.

A personal or work boundary is a limit you set that says, “This is what’s okay, and this is what is not okay.” A boundary is something that you personally honor and respect. It has to start on the inside. If you don’t defend your own boundaries and people find out that you don’t, it…

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Why can’t we all just get along?

Why can’t we all just get along?  Because we can’t. Conflict is as natural for people as it is for animals. The workplace is a relatively small, closed system. There are limited resources, promotions, recognition, raises, and resources. It’s easy to blame employee conflict on differences in personality and style or staff behaving poorly. However,…

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