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Building Consensus: A Case for Face-to-Face Planning

October 8, 2012 by

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The term facilitation is often equated with the business world. It refers to the manner in which one handles group meetings aimed at problem solving, consensus building, or even sharing ideas and knowledge. However, facilitation occurs in our everyday lives from planning an event, learning, and solving disputes. The facilitator, or meeting leader, is the […]

How Technology Breeds Assertive Communication

October 1, 2012 by

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    Why are some individuals suddenly able to ask for what they need when sending a text or social media message? Does the veil of technology ease the anxiety of having a serious conversation? Research indicates that the detachment and distance associated with online communication lends itself to assertive, and at times aggressive, behavior. […]