Arguments happen. It is inevitable given the rich diversity of human thinking and the complexity of situations we find ourselves in.

We all have our own views on what is right or wrong given our knowledge, our upbringing, and our own personal experiences in life. And therein lies the problem.

Other people have a different upbringing and a different set of experiences from which they conclude what is right or wrong.

Why is your conclusion from your perspective any more or less valid than theirs, or somebody else’s?

Arguments get resolved when both parties realise it’s more important to find a solution than it is to be right, especially because ‘right’ is subjective.

Think of an argument you have had, and notice how the outcome could be different without the need to be ‘right’.

Arguments often stem from or lead to difficult conversations. Here are 10 tips for making those difficult conversations easier.

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Consultant on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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