I’ve noticed some conversations just go a lot easier with some people, but I wasn’t sure why. Recently, a colleague pointed me to an article, Dialogue: The Power of Understanding by Dr. Ann McGee-Cooper. The article has a nice way of framing types of conversations. Some conversations are about exploring ideas, while others are about a winning argument or a winning idea. Once you know the nature of the conversation, you can adapt the conversations, adjust yourself, or avoid it altogether.
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A friend shared a simple technique for improving decision making and helping prioritize. It's 10-10-10, by Suzy Welch. You basically test your decisions against time frames to make better decisions. You can use it to improve decisions at work, life, business, love or anything really. By testing your decisions against different time frames, you expose your needs, fears, desires, and unconscious agendas. This can help you identify and live to your deepest goals and values.
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson You can set boundary conditions to make better decisions. Putting decisions into place usually requires compromises along the way or dealing with unforeseen events. If your decision depends on everything going perfectly well, you’re in trouble. If you don’t …
“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.” — Mahatma Gandhi Do you know how to make better decisions? To make better decisions, develop disagreement rather than consensus. Disagreement provides alternatives and makes you think more deeply about the issue. In fact, if you don’t have disagreement, you’re not ready to make a decision. …
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