Category: Civil Discourse

Our Latest Blog post; Karen, Rita and Me

December 14th, 2016


The Missing HOW, The RNC in Cleveland

July 18th, 2016

Last Friday I attended the Cleveland City Club’s, @TheCityClub, panel discussion titled “UNCONVENTIONAL: RNC, DNC, AND THE 2016 ELECTION. John C Green, PhD, Director of the Bliss Institute at the …Read More

Civil Discourse Today: A Live, Interactive Presentation

May 20th, 2016

Many believe that the quality of our discourse has sunk to a new low. The amount of money spent, the disgusting tone and negative campaigning in the current presidential election …Read More

Podcasting Debut

April 11th, 2016

Better Outcomes did its first podcast last Wednesday, thanks to the help of Alex and Karen Hale of MyImpossibleDream. It was a lot of fun and we are looking forward …Read More

Why Words Matter

September 10th, 2015

If you are Secular, you know that language is what separates us from animals. If you are Religious you believe that G-d spoke and created the world. Dr. Deborah Tannen’s …Read More

Taking Responsibility for the Words We Speak

September 1st, 2015

We could not have said it better than Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk of Beachwood’s Fairmount Temple, did as a Guest Columnist on Bravo!!!!  

Do You Want to Live in an Argument Culture?

August 18th, 2015

“The Argument Culture” is described by Deborah Tannen, PhD, as a, environment which:urges us to approach the world-and the people in it-in an adversarial frame of mind.It rests on the …Read More

Argument Culture Description

August 9th, 2015

The Campaign Season is in full swing and I think that we all need to be reminded of the culture in which we live and how it works. Dr. Deborah …Read More

Getting to Civility

August 3rd, 2015

The road to civility is paved with respect and littered with wicked words.

But or And? (That is the question.)

July 24th, 2015

Here is an interesting article. It demonstrates the power of a single word and is well worth remembering. 

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