conflict and consensus

Conflict and Consensus

Arguing and debate (I don’t generally feel there is a difference – except, perhaps, that a debate consists of a series of arguments) goes back to the beginning of the ages, probably starting at the very moment mankind was able to communicate.  One of the most famous early debaters was Socrates, a philosopher from Ancient…

nail in your forehead

There is a Nail in Your Forehead? but I am good with that if you are

My father, who was a manager at International Business Machines (IBM), once told me; “If it were not for the ‘people problems’, management would be easy.”  In the world of management, and management consulting, truer words were never spoken.  And so is the challenge with most consulting engagements, especially when the words “transformational change” are uttered.…