I grew up on a ranch in eastern Colorado with cattle, horses, a few dogs, and plenty of cats. My best friends were my cow-dog named Louie and my pony, Fireball. The three of us were comrades in the daily adventures of rural life.
We see this everywhere today. Children are cheated of any chance to fail by well-meaning parents. College grads who can’t find work have no reason to leave the comfort, security, and video games in their parents’ basement. Bad employees do subpar work, and their teammates pick up the slack and fix their problems—again. I’m guessing … Read More
Last week I talked about the value of conflict…including how to discern if a confrontation is needed. When the answer to that question is yes, make sure it’s done right. You can handle conflict, or it can handle you.
“Conflict is the doorway to intimacy.” I recently heard this statement and couldn’t have agreed more. Conflict is also the window to growth. Why then do so many people avoid it? It’s because they don’t have the right mindset or toolbox for handling conflict. It is absolutely impossible to be in relationship with people … Read More