Monday, October 15, 2012

Find a Way to Compromise

“My own experience is use the tools that are out there. Use the digital world. But never lose sight of the need to reach out and talk to other people who don't share your view. Listen to them and see if you can find a way to compromise.” – Colin Powell

In business and in life, learning to compromise is essential to developing and maintaining relationships. We all come from different walks of life, and we have different personalities. Not everyone thinks like you. Every decision is not going go your way. Relationships should not be a zero-sum game (meaning somebody wins and somebody loses). Seeking common ground allows both parties to put aside self-interests for the good of the relationship, so find a way to compromise.

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