Taking a Different Perspective

Great negotiators and peace makers manage are incredibly skilled at seeing the situation, not only from their own perspective, but from that of the other parties.  It enables much greater flexibility, so that without compromising on your desires, values or authenticity; you can put across your viewpoint in a way that’s more likely to lead to collaborative discussion and agreement.

Your conversations might not have as much riding on them than a peace negotiation, but by applying that same skill, you can help make sure that you do yourself (and your viewpoint) full justice in the way you put it across to the others involved.