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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 Disagree About Politics And Still Stay Friends

Joseph Grenny, coauthor of Crucial Conversations, shares a tip to talk with someone who has opposite political views from you. Turns out, with the right frame of mind, it’s possible to disagree and still stay friends.  

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Get Curious to Learn a Different Perspective

VitalSmarts Master Trainer Maria Moss talks about understanding different perspectives by being curious at work. For more information on learning the skills you need to speak up when it matters most, visit https://www.crucialskills.com/saythat

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Managing Bias: Intent Matters

VitalSmarts Master Trainer Maria Moss shares a tip for contextualizing racially biased comments to address the intent rather than the emotion of the moment. For more information on learning the skills you need to speak up when it matters most, visit https://www.crucialskills.com/saythat

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Crucial Applications: How to Overcome a Career-Limiting Habit

We recently completed a study which reveals the top five Career-Limiting Habits (CLHs) that cause employees to miss out on raises and promotions. According to the study, 97 percent of employees report they have some habit that keeps them from achieving their potential at work.   The Top 5 Career-Limiting […]

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