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Articles

The following are articles related to Leading and Learning. They are from a variety of programs/events including but not limited to: Fridays@Noon, Online Learning, Professional Development, and much more. 

If you have any questions on the articles, please do not hesitate to contact Greg Giesen.

Articles

Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict by Greg Giesen

Begin with the End in Mind - By Greg Giesen

Rule 1 of Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict & Improving Relationships.

Stay Off the Ladder - By Greg Giesen

Rule 2 of Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict & Improving Relationships. 

Choose Your Style - By Greg Giesen

Rule 3 of Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict & Improving Relationships. 

Take the Initiative - By Greg Giesen

Rule 4 of Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict & Improving Relationships. 

Focus Out Before Focusing In - by Greg Giesen

Rule 5 of Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict & Improving Relationships.

Ask For What You Need - by Greg Giesen

Rule 6 of Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict & Improving Relationships.

Manage the HOW and the WHAT Will Take Care of Itself - by Greg Giesen

Rule 7a of Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict & Improving Relationships.

What to Say and How to Say it - by Greg Giesen

Rule 7b of Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict & Improving Relationships.

Empower the Third Side - by Greg Giesen

Rule 8 of Eight Simple Rules to Managing Conflict & Improving Relationships.

Other Articles by Greg Giesen

Are You a Giver or a Taker? - by Greg Giesen

Intent is one thing, but how we show up in life may look entirely different from the eyes of those around us. Read this article before you answer the question for yourself.

"A Chain Reaction" - by Greg Giesen

 And we think we don't make a difference. This story demonstrates how easily our actions can impact others. 

"I Trust You" - by Greg Giesen

 Trust is one of the most fundamental aspects of any relationship, and that includes at work. And yet, as important as it is, it is rarely discussed until it is broken. Imagine what it would be like to talk about trust at the beginning of a relationship. That's what "I Trust You" is all about. 

"Don't Ask For Feedback If..." - by Greg Giesen

 Here's a story about a company that conducted an employee opinion survey and proceeded to do nothing with it. Yikes!

"Tuckman Tweaked" - by Greg Giesen

 Tuckman Tweaked is an article by Greg Giesen on stages of group dynamics. Greg talks about this article in the  Fridays@Noon show "Dysfunctional Teams". It's worth watching.

"Organizational Conflict" - by Greg Giesen

 The articles by Greg Giesen was also discussed in the Fridays@Noon show "Dysfunctional Teams" program. In it, Greg talks about the four check-points that determine the health of a team.

Articles by Ken Pinnock

"Managers - The New Super Food?"- by Ken Pinnock

This article, written by Ken Pinnock, Director of People Development. reveals how a supervisor's management style, or lack there of, can impact employee health. Ken discusses this topic on the May 15th Fridays@Noon show as well.