A Quote by John Pierrakos on love, self-love, and confrontation

Love brings you face to face with your self. It's impossible to love another if you cannot love yourself.

John Pierrakos

Source: Eros, Love & Sexuality : The Forces That Unify Man & Woman, Pages: 67

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by unknown on fear, determination, confrontation, and taking advantage of the moment

Meet up with your fears. If you’re afraid of sharks, go learn all about sharks. Get into the water with one. If you respect fear, face it straight on and act anyway. What you’ll find isn’t terror - it’s exhilaration and the moments that you never forget. - Laird Hamilton, Revolutionary Waverider


Source: Force of Nature

Contributed by: Joel

A Quote by Audre Lorde on pain, transcendence, and confrontation

Pain is important; how we evade it, how we succumb to it, how we deal with it, how we transcend it.

Audre Lorde

Source: unknown

Contributed by: mar

A Quote by Robert I. Sutton on conflict, respect, and confrontation

The right kind of friction can help any organization. To take a famous example, Intel cofounder and retired CEO Andy Grove can be a strong-willed and argumentative person. But Grove is renowned for sticking to the facts and for inviting anyone-from brand-new Intel engineers to Stanford students whom he teaches about business strategy to senior Intel executives-to challenge his ideas. For Grove, the focus has always been on finding the truth, not on putting people down. Not only do I despise spineless and obsequious wimps, but there is good evidence that they damage organizations. A series of controlled experiments and field studies in organizations shows that when teams engage in conflict over ideas in an atmosphere of mutual respect, they develop better ideas and perform better. That is why Intel teaches employees how to fight, requiring all new hires to take classes in "constructive confrontation." These same studies show, however, that when team members engage in personal conflict-when they fight out of spite and anger-their creativity, performance, and job satisfaction plummet. In other words, when people act like a bunch of assholes, the whole group suffers.

Robert Sutton

Source: The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't, Pages: Chapter One

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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