Abraham Lincoln once said: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Yes, it’s better to be quiet than saying something that we would regret, but walking away from courageous conversations where the stakes are high, opinions vary and emotions run strong, is not the first prize.

The reality is that interpersonal issues like these do not magically go away and, if we cannot have emotionally intelligent conversations to address these issues, they will fester and just become bigger issues… Dr Hekkie van der Westhuizen covered these areas at 12:00 on Friday, 14 April 2023, in an engaging webinar, where he shared practical takeaways to assist you in taking charge of your emotions, and the emotions of others, to get to more optimal solutions and build stronger relationships with others.

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