May 28, 2012

Difficult Conversations: Nine Common Mistakes – Harvard Business Review
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Mistake #1: We fall into a combat mentality.

When difficult conversations turn toxic, it’s often because we’ve made a key mistake: we’ve fallen into a combat mentality. This allows the conversation to become a zero-sum game, with a winner and a loser. But the reality is, when we let conversations take on this tenor – especially at the office – everyone looks bad, and everyone loses. The real enemy is not your conversational counterpart, but the combat mentality itself. And you can defeat it, with strategy and skill.

 

Mistake #2: We try to oversimplify the problem.
If the subject of your argument were straightforward, chances are you wouldn’t be arguing about it. Because it’s daunting to try and tackle several issues at once, we may try to roll these problems up into a less-complex Über-Problem. But the existence of such a beast is often an illusion. To avoid oversimplifying, remind yourself that if the issue weren’t complicated, it probably wouldn’t be so hard to talk about.

 

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I am a NETWORKER and SOCIAL MEDIA GEEK. Entrepreneur and autodidact, I like freedom, talk about interesting stuff, music, travel, lifestyle and much more! Active as entrepreneur and convinced autodidact for over twenty years, I choose since many years networking and social media activities. Throughout this long period I was active in the commercial sector; insurance, real estate, health, well-being..., a wide range of knowledge, where I gained a lot of experience, expertise and know-be! Today, my main objective is to develop a global activity (Networking - Social Media - People Building) with people who have the same vision of life and quality of life to have success together! If you need support to develop a strategy for your online presence, feel free to CONTACT ME!

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