This morning I read a blog post by Mitch Mitchell: The Lost Art Of Negotiation, Part One
I believe that we all have a need to be heard and have our views validated. This applies in all areas of our lives, be it business or personal. It doesn’t mean we have to agree but at least show respect for each other. One of my daughters, who is engaged to be married, recently told me about a conversation she had with her fiance to discuss some issues that they were having. They agreed to allow the other the courtesy of sharing their views and feelings without interruption. She said the result was immediate, as they were better able to understand the other’s side and motivation behind certain behaviors and actions. They were also able to laugh with each other during the process and decided to make it a weekly goal to make time to have similar oppotunities for giving each other the gift of being heard.