Do You Believe This?

You have no doubt heard the term “button pushing”. Has anyone ever pushed your button? Button pushing is pretty common in personal relationships. Over time, we may learn exactly how to push our spouse’s button and act all innocent when they react. It is a strange kind of power over someone when it works.

Right Or Effective?: Turning Conflict Into Cooperation – Part Two of Three

When Melissa asked Tom for his data, again, Tom responded flippantly that he would get it to her when he was done with the analysis. Melissa resented Tom. When she tried to pin him down to a due date, he would make it seem like she was being controlling and stupid.

In frustration, Melissa sent an email to Tom’s manager, copying Tom, outlining her concerns about the amount of time Tom was putting into the analysis and how it was holding up the overall project.

Holding Someone Accountable: Peer-to-Peer Accountability – Part One of Two

You are completely fuming.

A peer in your management group failed to provide you with a promised response to a query made a week ago. Now, you have no way to complete your report, forfeiting desperately needed resources for your department. When you called to see if you could rescue the proposal at the last minute, you learn that the manager is on vacation and taking no calls.