Archive for December, 2019

Can Traditions Cause Holidays Angst?

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  • Christmas Eve or Christmas morning for presents?
  • Early church service or candlelight service?
  • Santa presents wrapped or not wrapped?
  • Santa or no Santa?
  • Orange in the bottom of the Christmas stocking or not?
  • Her parent’s house or his?

Some co-workers were recently sharing the little conflicts over tradition that can become stressors, or even worse, battlegrounds.

It is ironic, but true, that a holiday that emphasizes God’s loving gift to us can become a point of argument.

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When to Speak Up

posted by News,Principal's Blog

Sharing a concern should be done thoughtfully and reasonably, be appropriately timed, and be done with an openness to hear additional information. Rarely has someone expressed a concern (after doing so in the manner above) to an honest, concerned leader or supervisor and had reason to regret doing so.

Many people, however, have regretted not expressing a thoughtful, reasonable concern when it becomes clear they had ample cause for doing so.

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