Looking for a great way to start the new year? Check out the book Crucial Conversations. It was recommended to me by my mentor and has been useful in helping me deal with conflict in a healthy way.
Mastering Crucial Conversations: The Power of Dialogue
“The mistake many of us make in our crucial conversations is we believe that we have to choose between telling the truth and keeping a friend.” Through our own experiences we learn at an early age that often times telling the truth or having a crucial conversation will cause us to lose something or someone we love. It’s like that age old question, “Do these pants make me look fat?” The real heart of the question is, “do you love and accept me no matter what I look like on the outside?” In an effort to not offend someone, we often lie or sidestep the question. So how do we move from lying to truth and still keep our friends? Dialogue.