Polarized Bears… let’s have “Civil” Civil Discourse

Like our nation, communities have become politicized and polarized when dealing with problems, potential and growth. Neighborhoods, groups and individuals can seem out of control as an “entitled” populace gets meaner and nastier. In town halls, local gatherings and social media, people sometimes talk at each other… rather than with each other. A positive personality and strong communication skills guide my work in consensus building and conflict resolution.

  • Establish a “big tent” and open door approach.
  • Foster constructive, rather than destructive dialogue.
  • Treat fellow Americans with respect.
  • Walk in the shoes of others and listen more.
  • Compromise and common ground are not bad words.
  • Stand firm, get past the past… and move forward.
  • Build consensus one step and one idea at a time.