Know where the other person is coming from. Really. Think about it, empathize, and understand.
A more productive way to approach meetings and work disagreements.
Cara Meverden

Agree that understanding and empathy (and limiting of ego and emotion) makes for a great Step 1.

And I would say that if you can truly do that — and ideally the other person(s) involved can do that too — you may find that option A or B is in fact totally reasonable.

Accepting a mix of A’s, B’s, and C’s are all important ingredients for healthy collaboration.

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