Expose Yourself is Tip #9 of the 10 Tips for Redirecting Conflict.
Actually this isn’t the title, but quite frankly, I wish I had called it so, in my book. Instead the actual title inLeading Chaos; An Essential Guide to Conflict Management is “Telling it like it is”. yes I know clinical -oh well – that is why I podcast. To learn how to hone my language and move out of the analytical mind speak.
“Tell it like it is” is exposing our truth instead of hiding the fact that conflict is scary at times.
In this episode, we discuss the value of speaking our truth and telling a person exactly how we feel about the conflict. If that isn’t exposure, I don’t know what is.
I do know and I don’t mean to digress but when you think about it – humans and clams have one thing in common when it comes to conflict – clamping down and holding tight. For clams it is a no brainer that an open shell is a vulnerability. Humans though always lose out if their primary mode when under attack is to clamp down and shut out the world.
Exposing ourself might be counter intuitive, but it is always the right thing to do when intervening during a crisis.
I used this technique to help a young teen turn around his day and move on from negative leadership to positive leadership and all it took was being truthful and exposing myself to help the teen find himself.
Listen now and find out how you too can Expose Yourself and help other move on and out of negative repetitive behavior.