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Part of dealing with conflict is about understanding what people are thinking and feeling. You may not agree with them, but the first step is to try and understand. It is also important to clearly explain your views and feelings so they can understand you.
Ways people deal with conflict:
You will find that you can relate to these different strategies for dealing with conflict in different situations. If you were involved in conflict with an aggressive person, it may be best to be the turtle and walk away – avoid the conflict. However, in most situations, it is important to aim for a win-win outcome – the owl. Both your goals and the other person's goals are important and through good communication you may reach an outcome that meets both your needs.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Don't waste energy! Face life now!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Photo: Al MacKinnon
- Steven Kotler -
Scottish rites in the jade temple. Klaus Howse ensconced in the north.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Footage courtesy of SimonWillis.net
Here are some pictures of the Xplore on the water at the recent WCA Coach Update forum as modelled by Guto Wynn
You can learn more about the boats at the TideRace Sea Kayaks homepage
Monday, November 12, 2007
Photo: Alfredo Escobar
- Mark Gray -
Waves like the foothills of the Andes -
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
A ship's distress signal has been traced to a mountain of scrapped fridges and TVs in Belfast.
A team from broadcasting regulator Ofcom found the beacon after the mayday was picked up by Civil Aviation Authority Receivers on the Isle of Man.
Normally a rescue helicopter is scrambled when a distress signal is picked up, but RAF Kinloss could tell the signal was on dry land.
The beacon activated after it had been dismantled from a vessel.
It was tracked by satellite from a scrap-metal yard in north Belfast last week as it was moved by lorry to one in Queen's Island in the docks area.
The beacon was found in the middle of a 20ft pile of old electrical equipment.
Philip Morgan, Spectrum Manager for Ofcom Northern Ireland, said the device had to be found and turned off because it interferes with the CAA's radio system.
"It was a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack, but using our radio tracking equipment, and with the help of the scrapyard's crane, we were able to find the beacon very quickly and disable it - within a couple of hours of it going off."
Ofcom Northern Ireland investigates about half a dozen cases every year of distress beacons from ships or planes being activated accidentally.
Mr Morgan said the devices, which can go on for a considerable length of time, had to be disposed of responsibly.
"Otherwise they can cause a false-alarm which wastes the rescue services' time and could divert them from a genuine emergency," he said.
Ofcom is responsible for monitoring all radio broadcasts and for investigating cases of interference.Article by By Arthur Strain, BBC News
Monday, November 05, 2007
Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life, facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities,
testing our resources against the unknown and in the process,
discovering our own unique potential.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Photo: Jason Murray
Greg Long performs his morning duties inside a beautifully-designed Moroccan temple.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
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Monday, October 22, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Any divergence between a leader’s ability to think critically and their tendency to invest fully in an opportunity can be thought of as a ‘dispositions gap’ (Perkins et al., 2000) where a disposition exists as the complex relationship between an intention, the sensitivity to an opportunity or demands of a particular context and the capability to respond. Perceptual sensitivity and capability to respond are two logically separable but functionally co-dependent elements. However, Tishman, Jay & Perkins (1993) maintain that sensitivity to context and capability in respect to thinking are insufficient to understand what people do without some consideration about aspects of motivation. Their inclusion of intention as a component creates a sufficient set of elements in what they call a dispositional framework. Adaptive expertise logically requires positive dispositions and a goal for ‘good leadership’ development should be to minimise the dispositions gap as much as possible (Tozer et al., 2007).