201406.18
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Complete Mandatory WC Forms as if They Were Job Applications

I have been in and around the workers’ compensation (“WC”) system since 1992, when I was in Kentucky and working as an Employee Relations Representative/Human Resources Supervisor at United Parcel Service. I was fortunate to have worked in “the tightest ship in the shipping business” before it became publicly-traded and when I could say with…

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Choose your labels carefully; remove them as desired

For someone who resists labels, I sure wear a lot of them: (bad) daughter, (poor) lawyer, (struggling) business owner, (unpaid) speaker, (textbook) enabler, (good) coach, (fake) mediator, (unpublished) writer, (disobedient) patient, etc. Notice how we add qualifiers to the labels we use. Or for you grammar geeks like my adorable playmate/partner, we add adjectives to…

201402.09
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Tune In to Gain New Understanding and Effectiveness

As humans, we don’t think much about whether we’re clear when we communicate, whether we’re making an effort to understand or the impact of choosing to disconnect from a conversation. I recently visited with married friends who presented this classic communication challenge. One is a detailed story-teller who has difficulty determining which details could be left…

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FAQ: What does the Third Ear Conflict Resolution program have to do with your law practice?

The Third Ear Conflict Resolution process flows through everything we do. We use it to resolve litigation as quickly and effectively as possible. We, of course, use it when mediating, and we have the program for individuals and groups who want to develop their skills in conflict resolution. This three-tiered approach allows us to be a supportive part of…

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Take Steps in the Direction You Say You Want To Go

Friedrich is a smart, good-looking, and charming stress-case. He’s always talking about the big things he’s just about to accomplish. He has a business that has survived longer than anyone expected. He is always working hard to keep it going, yet hoping there will be a point after which he can coast a little. The classic German work ethic he has relied on most of…