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The One Thing You Shouldn’t Say When Talking Politics

Justin Hale, a Master Trainer in Crucial Conversations, says there are a few phrases to avoid when discussing politics – they only elicit defensiveness and pushback.

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How to Have a Productive Conversation with a Know-It-All

  Joseph Grenny, coauthor of Crucial Conversations, talks about how to appreciate the know-it-all in your life. If you can appreciate, rather than resent, a know-it-all, you’ll likely learn something new.

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How to Take a Stand on Social Issues Without Picking a Fight

Joseph Grenny, coauthor of Crucial Conversations, shares a tip to avoid a political debate. Tell and share stories to learn about others’ political views and experiences.

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Crucial Conversations About Politics: Keep Your Eye On The Prize

Joseph Grenny, coauthor of Crucial Conversations, says when discussing politics, avoid the temptation to get distracted and sidetracked by minor factual disagreements. Keep your eye on the goals to learn and understand.

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Aligning Different Parenting Styles

My husband is constantly angry at our fifteen-year-old son. They are always in shouting matches and it drives me crazy. When I walk away from them, my husband says I am “burying my head in the sand.” My husband is very negative and set in his ways, and he expects our son to have the same ideas. My husband also verbalizes his disappointment in our son and tells him he is only concerned with himself. Granted, there are times this is true, but he’s a typical teenage boy. He’s sometimes mouthy, but he’s a good kid, works hard even though he may complain, and is never in trouble anywhere but at home.

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