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Anxiety is not a weakness!

Anxiety is not a weakness!

There is a strong power that some of us have experienced. I’m talking about anxiety. It is something that goes deeper than just a feeling. It is utter darkness and helplessness. Not being in control and having sensations that feels like they are enveloping both our...

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Positive Psychology can be counter productive

Positive Psychology can be counter productive

When a person is going through a crisis or a hard time. It is extremely important to not avoid or deny the crisis reactions that surface. In fact, people who don’t allow themselves to feel what they actually are feeling are often those who get stuck in their crisis....

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Who do we empower?

Who do we empower?

More and more I’ve been thinking of the word empowerment. What does that mean? To me it must mean that I use my competencies, energy and zeal to evoke strength, self-confidence and self-esteem in others. I’m 57 years old now. I’m looking back at so many years of...

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Enabling is NOT loving!

Enabling is NOT loving!

My name is Ulf Lidman. My biggest desire is to make people crisis competent. Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN2oWEi2ZBY&feature=youtu.be crisiscompetence.com can be followed through: crisiscompetence.com website: https://crisiscompetence.com/blog/...

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A tricky situation

A tricky situation

A manager contacted me about a delicate situation. This is a work place where people are not able to work from home. Several of the employees have been directly affected by Covid-19. Relatives who have died and others who have been hospitalized. They know first-hand...

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Feeling sorry for people is not helping.

Feeling sorry for people is not helping.

I’ve encountered a lot of people throughout the years who were victims of horrible situations. When you hear someone’s heart wrenching story and you’re being touched, it is important to not get stuck in that feeling. Yesterday I received an e-mail from a young man....

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Beware of marginalization!

Beware of marginalization!

My name is Ulf Lidman. My biggest desire is to make people crisis competent. Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN2oWEi2ZBY&feature=youtu.be crisiscompetence.com can be followed through: crisiscompetence.com website: https://crisiscompetence.com/blog/...

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Row, row, row your boat….

Row, row, row your boat….

This morning I was sitting on my rowing machine, pushing myself really hard. It got me thinking. Sometimes life feels like we are rowing frenetically, but just like when we are on a rowing machine, we’re not getting anywhere. All this effort and not moving an inch. I...

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Influencer?  Who do you allow to influence you?

Influencer? Who do you allow to influence you?

Am I the only one who reacts to the widely used nomenclature “influencer?” I honestly think that it is rather strange to use this as a title. If someone tells me that they want to influence me or anyone else for that matters, my first question is and should be: “Who...

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