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How many times have we seen or experienced discussions that seemingly start polite enough but explode into angry arguments because of misunderstandings or frustration? That frustration can stem from one or both sides of the party feeling like they're not being heard. Caterina Spinaris Tudor offers some insight on this challenge with emotional intelligence techniques that can help us better communicate and have more productive conversations.

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Don't fight 'em, LUVEM

By Caterina Spinaris Tudor

More listening, less confronting

Corrections staff are experts at containing incarcerated individuals within correctional facilities and managing frustrated offenders. Just as important for the staff’s well-being is the ability to contain and manage conflict that builds between them and coworkers or family members.

How can conflict management be done professionally and skillfully?

When confronted by someone or when in disagreement with them, our first urge is to try to overpower them. We try to prevail in the argument and convince our opponent that we are right and they are wrong. Full Story

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