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The Power of Possibility

By Erica Pinsky, who will be co-presenting Heart in Conflict at Hollyhock June 16 – 19, 2017.

Would it surprise you to learn that over 95% of workplace disputes can be resolved within the first 3 – 5 instances of occurrence: if someone makes a choice to speak up.

The problem is that the vast majority of us don’t make that choice.   Research, confirmed by my own experience, confirms that individuals on the receiving end of disrespect at work generally make the choice to avoid, ignore, or, as I refer to it, “put up and shut up.”  That choice often leads to one of these outcomes: the employee goes off on a medical (stress) leave and/or quits his/her job.

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