The Art of Compromise… Moving to Win-Win

The Top 10 things to do when mastering the art of compromise.

January 25, 2019, and - Download PDF

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Top 10 Things to do:

  1. Listen. Steven Covey says, “seek first to understand before you are understood”.
  2. Beachball. Be able to articulate both sides of the issue
  3. Clarify. What is the ultimate desired outcome … get to the highest “WHY” possible.
  4. Stay Open. Remain open to the face that you just might have a “blind spot”.
  5. Give up All -or – Nothing.
  6. Find Common Ground. What do you have in common?
  7. Start at #1. Identify the single most important thing for you – then list what else is desired and rank them (think of buying a house)
  8. Keep Talking. Recognize when it’s time to take a break and have a plan for re-engagement
  9. It can’t be Win/Lose. Eliminate this as a strategy, tactic or outcome
  10. Maintain Relationship Throughout Results and relationships in tact both matter. Operate with Dignity, Respect, Integrity, Empathy and Compassion

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Elizabeth Ruske

Elizabeth Ruske brings all aspects of her background and expertise to her work. This includes marketing, sales, business development, client services, strategic partnering, coaching, consulting and leadership development. She is known as a creative strategic thinker who embodies a win-win approach in every situation.

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Peg Rowe

Through her business experience, Peg Rowe brings knowledge, wisdom and unique perspective on building high performance teams, creating a collaborative culture, developing leaders and delivering exceptional results. She works seamlessly with all levels of management, across groups or in one-on-one settings.

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