“What’s your idea?”
This is a great way to avoid fights while gaining insight into the motivation of the people you work or live with. It’s easy and incredibly productive.
How it works
What: This simple question, “What’s your idea?” can reveal motivation you didn’t anticipate.
When: Use it when you’d normally tell someone no, or not now, or to do something else. Examples:
- When a kid starts to get up from the table.
- When an employee hesitates.
- When a loved one resists your suggestion.
Benefit: What happens next might stop you in your tracks.Rather than default to controlling someone, ask them their intent. You may discover they have a good idea that you can support. This has prevented a lot of squabbles in my life.
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