So when I read an article by Jancee Dunn in this month’s Real Simple magazine, I was thrilled. In it she describes some of the best advice she received from her father. Number One was ‘hold hands while you hash it out’.
Sounds – well, real simple, huh? Not always easy though. When I’m in the heat of the moment, stopping to make contact with the person WHO IS WRONG 😉 isn’t usually what I’m ready to do.
Gotta tell ya though, I had the opportunity to give this advice a try recently. And you know what? IT WORKS! It worked even better because it was the other person who reached out first.
I don’t prefer conflict. I prefer UNresolved conflict even less. So the next time I’m in a conflict that I want resolved, I’ll remember AND be the first one to reach out.
How about you? What’s your most effective way to resolve conflict?