Articles by Tom Esch

How to Silence a Barking Dog

It was a hot summer. We had the windows open on many nights. Our neighbors, who live about 15’ from us, had a variety of dogs living at their house that summer.
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What’s That Costing You?

What are the not-yet resolved conflicts costing your business in dollars and emotions?
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Words Can Wound Deeply

Be aware of attacking others with biting words, or even unconscious messages, they may go into hiding in a corner of your family or organization for a long time. If someone is making you mad at work or home please process your feelings with someone else first.
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How to Handle a Meeting Hijacker

Who at your place or work hijacks meetings or conversations? What is the result of this behavior? Has anyone ever tried to intervene? What might it take to do so and what would be the benefits to the organization?
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Street Fight at My House

There was a street fight right in front of our house, in Minneapolis, on New Year’s Eve last year at about 2 a.m. A group of eight young men, probably 16-18 yrs old, yelling and screaming and punching. They were either drunk or high or both and very loud.
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Your Life Feeling Like a Battle?

Do you feel like your life is a bit of a battle these days? Are you finding conflict in your home or at your place of work? This is an inspiring little story that might give you a helpful insight.
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