Time to Update the Communication Toolkit?

What kinds of tools do you have to make life easier? Do you have a good set of conflict resolution and communication tools?  Thankfully, tools help me with mixing, blending, cooking, organizing, and fixing inside the house, and digging, raking, and cutting in the yard. I am also grateful for the communication tools that help me in resolving conflict. 

What are my favorite communication tools for conflict resolution? Clarity, compassion and curiosity hold the top shelf for me. 

Here is what they look like:  

  1. Clarity: Being clear in expressing thoughts, feelings, and needs. Starting sentences with “I feel…” or “I need…” rather than “You made me feel… “ or “You need to…”   
  2. Compassion: Showing care for the person with an understanding that the person speaks or acts to meet a need. A person may be shown love while also being held accountable.   
  3. Curiosity: Approaching a situation with genuine wonder. Asking questions with a sincere desire to better understand.   

People sometimes spend lots of time practicing various skills and using different tools. How often do we hone our conflict resolution and communication skills? If you would like to strengthen your toolkit, join me for the online Peace Building Series or Communication for Couples classes. You may sign up today at https://TransformConflictBuildPeace.as.me/TrainingandPeaceBuilding or call 320. 808.3212 to learn more.   

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Sherry Ann Bruckner, JD, enjoys helping you bridge the gap from where you are to where you wish to be. An attorney, mediator, coach, speaker, and trainer, she strongly believes in the transformational power of clarity, compassion, curiosity, and cribbage.

Sherry Ann invites and encourages you to consider your own level of peace. Inner peace creates outer peace and personal peace leads to world peace. You may find her enjoying a game or hiking a state park. Sherry Ann lives near Alexandria, Minnesota. Visit brucknermediation.com/services to learn more or give her a call at (320) 808-3212.
Sherry Ann Bruckner

Be gentle with you. Be gentle with all. Be the peace.