Thanksgiving is approaching and I thought it would be a good time to remind our readers that ‘listening’ is a GREAT conflict resolution tool.
Extended time with family and friends can be rewarding and delightful and can also test our patience and tap into unresolved or brewing conflict.
Being understood is one of the most basicpsychological needs.
Think about it. Listening with interest and a true intent to understand where the other person (with whom you are usually in conflict) is coming from, could be a totally new and unexpected approach!
Here are some tips to improve your listening interaction:
How surprised will the other person be with this new approach? Your engagement with him/her will be totally different.
And make your Thanksgiving time a whole lot more enjoyable.
Happy Turkey Day to all our readers.
P.S. And wouldn’t it be great if you both read this blog and spent more time listening … to each other?