You might have heard about thinking Win/Win or finding the 3rd alternative, but how do you really create an effective agreement? In the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey details the five elements of the Win/Win agreement.
One of the books I’m reading now is, Change Your Life, Not Your Wife: Marriage Saving Advice for Success Driven People, by Dr. Tony Ferretti and Dr. Peter Weiss. It was submitted to me for review, but I agreed to write about it only if I found it useful for readers of Sources of Insight. And I did. It’s an empowering book I think you’ll enjoy, no matter your relationship status.
Here is a simple mental model for communication. If you have a mental model for communication, then you can move your way up the communication stack more effectively. You can also avoid more communication conflict. You can also work on your communication skills more effectively. That’s the true power of a simple model.
To show empathy for others, you need to first show empathy for yourself. Visualize the Child is a way to rebuild empathy with yourself so that you can build your empathy for others.