Glossary of Terms and Phrases


Compassion is what happens when we struggle with others and ourselves, with intention, to be effective and take responsibility for our behaviors and choices, in order to create something amazing.

Compassion Cycle

Next Element’s model for “struggling with” self and others by engaging in positive conflict through compassionate accountability.

Compassionate Accountability

The process of engaging in positive conflict for the purpose of catalyzing positive outcomes.


Drama is what happens when we struggle against ourselves or each other, with or without awareness, to feel justified about our negative behavior.

Drama Adversary

Someone who reinforces your drama position by playing a complementary drama role. ...

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