Victoria M Gallagher

Episode #180- How to Have a Calm Conversation with the Politically Polarized with Doug Noll

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In Episode #180, I am talking with Doug Noll 

Douglas E. Noll, JD, MA left a successful career as a trial lawyer to become a peacemaker. His calling is to serve humanity, and he executes his calling at many levels. He is an award-winning author, teacher, trainer, and highly experienced mediator. Doug’s work carries him from international work to helping people resolve deep interpersonal and ideological conflicts to training life inmates to be peacemakers and mediators in maximum-security prisons. 

Today, Doug Noll is sharing with us some of his insights on How to Have a Calm Conversation with the Politically Polarized 

We talked about: 

  • Why he says that we are 98% emotional and only 2% rational. 
  • Emotional invalidation and why he calls it the first deadly sin. 
  • How you can really have a calm conversation with the politically polarized. 
  • The difference between emotional intelligence and emotional competence and why the difference is crucial. 
  • Some of the attributes of an emotionally competent person. 
  • Why emotional competency isn’t taught to us. 
  • The Prison of Peace project. 

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