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How to construct optimal outcomes
Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler Ph.D.
Tough situations are not likely to change until we gather the courage to speak our truth with love.
Relentless pursuit of a goal can cause leaders to act unethically—intentionally or not—in order to meet it.
Optimal outcomes don’t just happen. They are the result of a set of actions people take to set a situation up for success before it happens.
Are your interactions with people at work confusing? These three simple questions will help you gain clarity.
When others raise potentially divisive topics, what is your plan? Which topics align with your purpose versus which topics may magnetically draw you away from your focus?
Our well-intentioned behavior often contributes to the continuation of the conflict loop. Instead, we should anticipate and prepare for negative outcomes.
Is freedom really zero-sum? Or are there other ways of experiencing it?
How will you design a pattern-breaking path toward justice? What simple, different actions will you take?
The National Day of Mourning is a solemn pause that can help us consider how to turn our anger and grief into constructive action to build a country based on justice for all.
Was your work/life balance out of control pre-pandemic? If so, now just might be the best time to change all that.
During unstable times, one of the wisest things we can do is to learn to sit with the uncertainty. To know that the answers will come.
Do you feel like you're on an emotional rollercoaster? Identifying your emotions can help.
Conflict during quarantine is inevitable. How can we deal with it?
While the vulnerability many of us are experiencing today may leave us feeling uncomfortable, there may also be some benefits to it.
It's time to think ahead and pivot. If more of us do this, we might have a better chance of dealing effectively with the current crisis, and averting the next one.
Some experts have predicted that compassion will be in short supply in the coming weeks as the coronavirus crisis descends on the United States. It doesn’t have to be.
Is the coronavirus scare making you anxious? Think of the gifts it can give you instead.
Are you continuously struggling to resolve conflict without gaining any real ground? Pattern recognition may help.
Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, Ph.D., is an organizational psychologist specializing in conflict freedom; she is author of Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life.