Difficult Conversations - Don't Forget Your Oxygen Mask...

Posted in : HR Updates ROI on 17 June 2015
Mary Rafferty
Consensus Mediation
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You’re sitting in an aeroplane with your three year old son.

Suddenly, the plane starts to jolt and rock. You feel dizzy, it’s hard to breathe.

The little boy starts wheezing and crying with pain. You can feel panic rising. From above oxygen masks drop down.

Grabbing one you rush to ease the small boy’s gasping but just in time, you remember the flight attendant’s mantra “secure your own mask first”

It’s easy to get focused on the other person.

Whether it’s in caring for them as in the scenario above or arguing with them when you get stuck in a difficult conversation.

But it’s a mistake. In the airplane, the pressure drop reduces the level of oxygen in your brain. You can no longer think

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Mary Rafferty
Consensus Mediation

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