Quote of the Day:
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
Word of the Day:
cornice \ ˈkȯr-nəs , -nish \ noun and verb
noun: the topmost projecting part of an entablature
noun: a molding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall
noun: a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
verb: furnish with a cornice
Professional sports are rife with tribalism. If you are a Broncos fan, for instance, you loathe the Raiders and the Chiefs. You actively root against those teams and have at least a mild distaste for their fans. The comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, once said that rooting for a team is "rooting for laundry" (as in jerseys). When we watch the Olympics, we're rooting for our country. What about war? Flag vs. flag? Your side vs. mine?
Let's discuss: Blue vs. Brown Eyes & rising above tribalism - Difficult Conversations
Find a summary of the book Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen HERE. This summary was made as a part of the University of Colorado, Boulder's Conflict Research Consortium.
Yesterday's conversation with the "globe" seemed to work really well. What norms do we need to instate in order to keep difficult conversations civil and respectful?