Justin Hale, a Master Trainer in Crucial Conversations, says there are a few phrases to avoid when discussing politics – they only elicit defensiveness and pushback.
Joseph Grenny, coauthor of Crucial Conversations, talks about how to appreciate the know-it-all in your life. If you can appreciate, rather than resent, a know-it-all, you’ll likely learn something new.
Justin Hale, a Master Trainer in Crucial Conversations, says if your motive isn’t to listen and learn, you probably don’t need to have the conversation at all.
Joseph Grenny, coauthor of Crucial Conversations, shares a tip to avoid a political debate. Tell and share stories to learn about others’ political views and experiences.
Joseph Grenny, coauthor of Crucial Conversations, says when discussing politics, avoid the temptation to get distracted and sidetracked by minor factual disagreements. Keep your eye on the goals to learn and understand.
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