Great strategies to overcome conflict‏

20 November 2014
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Marie and her guest discuss understanding the distinction between persuasion and manipulation especially when trying to influence people ethically & honestly


The weather has taken a chilly turn here in NYC which means I’m busting out my boots and gloves for the first time this season!

Though I’m not a fan of cold weather, I am a huge fan of the holidays. I live for all the cooking and QT with loved ones.

But if your holiday season is anything like mine, it isn’t 100% elves and egg nog. Truth is, we may have to navigate some conflict, like…

  • Heated political throwdowns at the holiday table.  
  • Shopping skirmishes at Target. (While we don’t do holiday gifts, I’ve seen the insanity on the news)
  • General spats that erupt as a result of too much mulled wine … or not enough!

No matter what time of year it is, conflict shows up in our life. Rather than shy away from it, or let it take us down, why not learn to be a better communicator?

That’s why I was so excited when my friend Bob Burg wrote Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion.

Bob is a big guy with a lot of energy and wisdom to share. One of the best take-aways is his “saying no” script. Write it down and memorise it because it’s both extremely kind and incredibly effective.

I think you'll also appreciate the distinction between persuasion and manipulation. Another fine point to understand, especially when you want to influence people ethically and honestly.




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