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When Sorry’s Not Sorry

August 11, 2020

American politics has given us many examples of inauthentic nonapologies in recent years. Yet Rep. Ted Yoho’s cringe-worthy attempt to apologize to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offers a fresh reminder of what not to do after calling your co-worker “crazy” and …

Turning Uncertainty into Action

July 28, 2020

You may have thought it was Siri or Alexa, but it’s actually the human brain that wins the top spot for its ability to see and anticipate patterns. Yet like any good algorithm-generator, the accuracy of the brain’s predictions depends …

Quarantined but communicating effectively

March 18, 2020

This past December, Fast Company announced that 2020 would be the year of working remotely. Well, the magazine’s editors may be right about that — but not for the reasons they expected. Instead, growing concerns about Covid-19 have prompted many organizations, both global and …

Oops…I Did It Again

February 19, 2020

Remember in January when we set our sights on those shiny goals for a new year and a new decade? Well, welcome to February — the lustre of our ambition has worn off a bit, and (if you’re like me) …

Fringe PD makes big move to enhance client experience

February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — One of the fastest-growing coaching and training firms just got bigger: Megan McGrath Corsetti joined the female-led Fringe Professional Development (PD) team on Feb. 10 as its director of client relationships. “We are thrilled to be adding Megan’s energy and wisdom …

Cancel Culture, Revisited

January 14, 2020

Any good business person will tell you that failures are a necessary ingredient of success. They demonstrate ambition to push limits, resilience against setbacks, and the creativity inherent in trial and error. Yet this same principle is rarely applied to …

Gather ‘Round the Table, Ya’ll

November 19, 2019

Want to know what I’m thankful for this year? Thanksgiving dinner. But it’s not because the food is delicious (although my sweet potatoes are amazing …). It’s because holiday meals are the perfect testing grounds for mediating disputes.   Think about …

Tis the Season to Be Stressed

October 23, 2019

When you think about it, October really is the start of the holiday season — at least in the workplace. November and December are booked solid with end-of-year corporate events and personal trips, making scheduling a beast and team productivity …

The Upside of Uncomfortable

September 17, 2019

I used to be a corporate litigator, so I’ve experienced my fair share of uncomfortable situations. As I’ve continued to navigate my career, though, I’ve realized that discomfort is an unavoidable part of every new step I take or goal …

Fringe Research: Communication in the Legal Profession

August 21, 2019

After studying civility and workplace communication in the legal profession with the NALP Foundation for over a year, it is time to start putting our finding to work! Check out our article, “An Exploration of Civility within the Legal Industry,” …