Different outlooks meld together to bolster your perspective in the same way different melodies unite to form a song. Conflict inevitably arises when working as part of a team. It helps to remind yourself that variety and quality go hand-in-hand when it comes to music – and also in business.

There are no facts – Only Interpretations. – Friedrich Nietzsche

The desired outcome can only be reached after sharing views and discussing differences. Combining wisdom from different people creates powerful coalitions. In working with our allies, we evolve our own perspectives to a higher level. It is better to live in conformity with one another than to live apart, alone in our thoughts and deeds.

Commitment Trumps Compliance.

The most influential people in the world rely on genuine buy-in and commitment, versus short-term persuasion. Strive to show others you really “get” their reality – their strengths, weaknesses, ambitions, priorities, needs, limitations and concerns — by paraphrasing what you hear from them. Hash out options, possibilities and alternatives that will help others in your party grow and evolve to the best versions of themselves.

Togetherness Requires Consideration and Sometimes Compromise.

Planning a vacation with all family members may seem like chaos at the time, but eventually you’ll have arranged the kind of fun every family member wants to have. It may have been easier to autonomously dictate the itinerary from the top-down, but if you are open to input from the group at large, you’ll find you end up with a more memorable and joyous trip for everyone.


Empowering Questions:

  1. Which approach enables the greatest amount of feedback from others?
  2. Is it possible to get agreeable results even when you have contrasting views?
  3. What method harnesses the advantage of teamwork?



Lisa Morgan Mosley
Business/Corporate Coach
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