“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.