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What Does the Coronavirus and Conflict Have in Common…And How They are Different.

By Bonnie Artman Fox / March 16, 2020
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As we all face the uncertainties associated with the coronavirus, it made me realize just how much this virus and conflict has in common in at least two ways: 1) Both Perpetutate Fear With the coronavirus, our country and the entire world are facing lots of fears. Fear of becoming infected, fear of how our…

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Release Family Baggage: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

By Bonnie Artman Fox / May 22, 2019
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This month’s story around how family upbringing affects leadership and conflict management explores how Ryan found the gifts of resilience, empathy, and improvisation and uses them to his – and others’ – advantage. He leverages his history to create productive conflict strategies. Ryan tells the story of his upbringing below and then we examine a…

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Workplace Conflict Taking Its Toll? 8 Questions to Determine if It’s Time to Move On

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 25, 2019
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Are you struggling to get along with a difficult co-worker? You love your job, yet there’s one person at work who makes your workdays virtually unbearable. On one hand, the job itself is great and you’ve worked hard to attain the position you’re in and the respect you’ve earned. On the other, the physical, mental,…

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During Conflict, Do you Give Away Your Power?

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 25, 2019
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Jeremiah could feel the stress building. For months I’d been listening to my boss’s ranting about some production issue that hadn’t gone as planned. I felt responsible as a leader and was genuinely trying to do a good job. I wanted to defend myself and explain my attempt to solve the problem. Suddenly, I realized…

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A leader’s Gift of Second Chances to Inmates

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 19, 2018
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Tom would be the first to admit he wasn’t always comfortable with conflict. In fact, he used to avoid it at all costs thinking that all conflict was bad. So, when he pitched the idea to his senior leadership team about hiring inmates to work at the company’s manufacturing facility, it was one of many…

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A Personal Message from Bonnie

By Bonnie Artman Fox / September 5, 2017
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To my e-newsletter followers over the past four years, and those of you who’ve followed me since the start of my business, thank you for being on this journey with me. Shortly after moving to Pennsylvania, I founded A Conscious Choice. I transitioned from my work as a Marriage & Family Therapist to Executive Leadership…

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5 Signs You Are An Avoider And Need to Grow Your Self Awareness

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 7, 2016
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“Feelings are mentionable and manageable” – Mister Fred Rogers   In his television show of 895 episodes that ran from 1968 – 2001, Mr. Rogers taught kids about a variety of life skills such as valuing themselves, self-control, curiosity, appreciation of diversity, cooperation, patience, and perseverance.   Through meaningful lyrics, scripts, and puppetry, Mr. Rogers presented…

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4 Risks of Taking a Stand with an Abrasive Boss

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 20, 2016
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Standing up to an abrasive boss is risky. Read further to learn what is at stake if you take stand with an abrasive boss.

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