GRATEFULNESS ‘. . . for such a time as this.’ – 4word’s year in review by Diane Paddison
As 2020 comes to a close, Diane Paddison reflects on the celebrations from the past 12 months and shares where 4word aims to go in 2021.
Five Steps to Avoid Family Conflict During the Holidays
Dr. Debra J. Dean, President and CEO of Dean Business Consulting, writes for the 4word blog with her thoughts on keeping family celebrations civil this holiday season, in-person or from afar.
Has the “Me Too” Movement Helped Men and Women Work in Harmony?
Kelly Thurman, 4word Board Chair and respected business executive, shares her thoughts on how women can break into "the old boys club" without sacrificing their personal beliefs and workplace styles.
The Ins and Outs of Boundary Setting
Jill Perrin, 4word mentor and Executive Coach, shares her hard-earned tips for setting boundaries that make sense for your life.
How to Handle a Workplace Bully
Julie Bolton shares her tips for handling a bully in your workplace and how to make sure you react in a way that is conducive to resolution, not detriment.
It’s Kind To Be Clear About Expectations
Heidi Rasmussen, COO of freshbenies and 4word Board Member, discusses why much of conflict comes down to a lack of expectations being communicated.
Why We All Need a Lesson in Conflict Resolution
When it comes to conflict, there are two types of people: those who run from it and those who charge in with guns blazing. Which approach is right?
Think of Conflict Like Tax Season
July, you have been a very full month! We knew the topic of conflict and confrontation would need many voices to speak about it, so we were so honored to feature three unique perspectives on conflict in our personal, professional, and spiritual lives. 4word: Colorado…
Defending Your Faith In Spiritual Conflict
Spiritual conflict and confrontation is something many - if not all - of us will encounter in our walk with God. To learn how to react in a Christ-honoring way, we asked 4word Advisory Board member Steve Haas to share tips and advice he's gleaned from…
How to Diffuse Conflict at Work
We asked Patty Ross, 4word Board member with a 34-year career leading teams at Nike, to share her advice for not just dealing with conflict in the workplace but being a positive source of Christ's love to those with whom you work. ------ Do we…
Why Relationships Are Prone to Conflict
Conflict is never a fun experience, but it becomes just a little more hostile when it involves those with whom you are close. Donna Carlson, 4word: Colorado Springs leader and 360º Life Strategies coach, has advice she’s gleaned personally for handling conflict in your relationships…