Episode 338: How to Break ANY Power Struggle

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We might have different values or goals. Perhaps we have the same perception of the facts and maybe we have the same goal, but we have different ways we want to get there. That constitutes a difference of opinion. Often, it’s a difference of opinion that turns into a power struggle – who can yell the loudest, who can be the most threatening. Dr. Rob Pennington teaches us how to overcome any power struggle with a simple negotiating question.

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Break any Power Struggle with a Simple Negotiation Question©: Ask yourself, “What would it take for me to do what they want?” Once the other person tells you what they want, now what would it take for you to do what they want? You can then get into negotiations to resolve your differences. Most of us don’t even ask the question.

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Dr. Rob Pennington

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