Red Diamonds Newsletter: Interviews, Insights, Wisdom and Recommendations

The Red Diamonds Newsletter is a weekly publication on communication, decision making, behavior, trust, conflict, professional relationships, courage and resilience, and reputation and smarter crisis management. It regularly includes interviews with bright, wise minds and accomplished, difference-making people.

Written and Published by Michael Toebe
Contact: RedDiamondsNews@Gmail.com

This Week’s Contents

Could Your Inner Voice be Lying — A Conversation on Decision Making
(Expertise: Cheryl Strauss Einhorn)

Why We’re Pained When We Need to Think Deeply — A Conversation
(Expertise: Jeffrey Ma, Juliet Adams, Terry McDougall, Janet Ruth Heller, David H. Mack, Larissa Castelluber and Michelle Snow)

Decision Making Quality Influenced by Psychological Flexibility
(Expertise: Tanya J. Peterson, Heather Marasse and Eve Rosenfeld)

How Humility Can Help Us Become More Psychologically Flexible
(Expertise: Mollie Birney)

The Confluence of Pain and Change — A Conversation
(Expertise: Jen O’Neill, Chris Hayes, Christene Lozano and Suzanne Hughes)

Fidelity, Stronger Relationships and Reputation Protection — Interview (Expertise: Elda M. Lopez)

Eighteen Years of Accomplishments and a Reputation Shattered

Comments and Questions

About

“What if your inner voice is a liar?”

When I first heard that question and in its particular phrasing, it grabbed my attention and kept swirling around my memory. I knew it was a topic worth exploring. Cheryl Strauss Einhorn accepted my request to talk about it.

(Cheryl Strauss Einhorn)

Strauss Einhorn, founder of both CSE Consulting and Decisive and creator of the AREA Method, converses with me in a brief (547 words) article about questioning our thinking and beliefs and what we can choose instead to develop or increase our clarity and with that, improve the likelihood of better and successful decision making.

Could Your Inner Voice be Lying — A Conversation on Decision Making
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Why do we find deep thinking painful at times, a necessity we avoid, either subconsciously or consciously, usually to great detriment?

Jeffrey Ma, Juliet Adams, Terry McDougall, Janet Ruth Heller, David H. Mack, Larissa Castelluber and Michelle Snow shared their insights from their different perspectives and hopefully it will stimulate your own ideas or have you nod in agreement with a little or lot of what they said.

Why We’re Pained When We Need to Think Deeply — A Conversation
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Stubborn, rigid thinking (and decision making) is a common human shortcoming. Could psychological flexibility help us cope with our reality better in our professional and personal lives?

Tanya J. Peterson, Heather Marasse and Eve Rosenfeld have their thoughts and recommendations to share from their expertise in this conversation:

Decision Making Quality Influenced by Psychological Flexibility
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We can become more psychologically flexible and effective thinkers, says Mollie Birney, when we develop humility as a skill. Exactly what this requires and how it works, she explains in this article:

How Humility Can Help Us Become More Psychologically Flexible
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(Mollie Birney)

Our tolerance for pain has limits, Tony Robbins says, and when the two meet, change (hopefully for the better) becomes much more possible.

Jen O’Neill, Chris Hayes, Christene Lozano and Suzanne Hughes converse about this topic briefly and share what they have experienced in helping others. Their different perspectives could inspire some thoughts of your own.

The Confluence of Pain and Change — A Conversation
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Preventing infidelity might not be talked about enough and that’s a problem that Elda M. Lopez would like to change because of the benefits of greater understanding can prove to be of great value.

(Elda M. Lopez)

Lopez speaks about what she has learned and written about in this article:

Fidelity, Stronger Relationships and Reputation Protection
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Markus Braun and Wirecard have witnessed and experienced their reputation decay, almost overnight. It even led to Braun resorting to pointing a different direction to take the heat of the spotlight off him.

This article is a quick look at how years of reputation building can be quickly, badly damaged or ruined.

Eighteen Years of Accomplishments and a Reputation Shattered
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Since this piece was written this week, Braun has been arrested.

Do you have comments about the newsletter, something you’ve read in it, or do you have questions? Reach out to RedDiamondsNews@Gmail.com.

Michael Toebe is a specialist for reputation, professional relationships communication and wiser crisis management. He authors and publishes the Red Diamonds Newsletter, Red Diamonds Features and Red Diamonds Essays (all on Medium) and hosts the Red Diamonds Podcast. He is a specialist for reputation, professional relationships communication and wiser crisis management, serving individuals and organizations.

Contact: RedDiamondsMedia@Gmail.com

Until next week

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein

And

“There’s a way of doing it better — find it.”

Thomas Edison

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