Posts in category: constructive

Three obstacles to constructive discourse

Three obstacles to constructive discourse

The ability to have respectful, calm, rational, considered, fact-based discussion is a core of resolving conflict. These are the biggest obstacles to constructive discourse: 1. Belief/faith: opinions and interpretations over verifiable facts. We are all attached to...
Constructive versions of lying techniques

Constructive versions of lying techniques

Here are the eight How to lie in a post-truth world techniques reframed as constructive actions. 1. Tap into an existing narrative. Building your audience’s existing knowledge and biases can be a significant timesaver. Your communication can be more focused on...
Constructive dream or escapist fantasy?

Constructive dream or escapist fantasy?

Are you sitting down? That dream job you have in your head may be an escapist fantasy. It may not be constructive. You may not be happier if you achieve it. And it may be getting in the way of you discovering your real dream. This can be a really confronting and hard...