Posts By Rick Conley



This is Why Workplace Conflict is a Good Thing

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I hear it all the time: People who say they’ve stopped watching the news, stopped participating in social media and wear noise-cancelling headphones whenever possible so that they don’t have to hear any snarky/disagreeable/uncivil comments…

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It’s Time to Complain

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Conscious complaining. This isn’t a term that I was familiar with until I found it in Pamela McLean’s new book, “Self as Coach, Self as Leader: Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best…

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We are tickled by great names

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The failure is, we are over impressed by the success of others.  We mythologize, idealize, elevate and freeze individuals on this pedestal.  Forgetting, that most successful people are the same mixed bag of strengths and…

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There’s no upside to not opening

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Closing ourselves to everything that we don’t like, can’t explain or can’t predict and control, it doesn’t serve us.  It only blocks us off from avenues and relationships that might be a source of healing…

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Forced to unearth a deeper level of meaning

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Nature, the essay that pioneered the transcendentalist movement two centuries ago, concluded with a beautiful passage about independence and the making of meaning.  Build, therefore, your own world. As fast as you conform your life…

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