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Deidre Combs

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Deidre Combs

In the outside world, Deidre Combs is the author of two books,&nbsp;<em><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wayofconflict.com/" target="_blank">The Way of Conflict</a></em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wayofconflict.com/" target="_blank">Worst Enemy, Best Teacher.</a></em>&nbsp;Through her consulting firm Combs and Company Deidre&nbsp;provides&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.combsandcompany.com/cross_cultural.php">communication and conflict skills</a>,&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.combsandcompany.com/coaching.php">coaching</a>,&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.combsandcompany.com/stategic_planning.php">strategic planning</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.combsandcompany.com/team_communications.php">team building services</a>.&nbsp;She has worked with a variety of corporate, non-profit and government clients including Landmine Survivors Network, US Forest Service, Aveda Corporation, Allina Hospitals and Clinics and Young Presidents Organization. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.combsandcompany.com" target="_blank">www.combsandcompany.com.<br /> <br /> </a>Deidre is the author of the blog site, &quot;Playing Well at Work and Beyond,&quot;&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.playingwell.org" target="_blank">www.playingwell.org,</a> which provides cross-cultural techniques to overcome conflict and thrive in tough times.<br /> <br /> She's also the mother of three (19, 18 and 14) and wife of one. Deidre lives in Bozeman, Montana.&nbsp;

Stories by Deidre Combs

Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers....
University of Michigan psychologist, Oscar Ybarra, brought me welcome news this week. As the lead author of a study reported in the journal Social...
I remember twenty years ago when our son Cameron was a newborn and my husband and I ventured bravely from the suburbs to downtown Washington, D.C. on...
I smiled listening to Michael Jordan honor his beloved sister and brothers as some of his valuable opponents when composing last week’s...
As I read about the world’s mourning rituals, I notice that you can catch a cold, you can contract the flu, but you can also get a case of...
Graduation and wedding season will soon be upon us. Time to dust off the wingtips and cough up some dough for appropriate presents. A sometimes...
Where an apple a day might keep you out of the doctor’s office, doing something fun every twenty-four hours is a great idea when difficult...
Six months ago turbulent financial markets gained national attention. From a journal entry I wrote last September … Every friend I have seen...
“I know of no other manner of dealing with great tasks than as play; this … is an essential prerequisite.”—Friedrich...
I’m not sure who came up with the favorite saying, but among three dear friends we took it to heart. I think Julie invented it, but she likes...