March 23rd, 2009
Are you willing to compromise? When you are dealing with your difficult person, your back is probably against the wall and you are angry and frustrated. Are you flexible at all, or have you dug in your heels and become just as difficult (if not more so) than the person you are dealing with? Is it all your way, or no way?
We must be willing to compromise. This doesn’t mean you must give in, nor does it mean we must dominate the situation either. Negotiation, flexibility and compromise is probably what is in order to move your discussion/situation to the next level.
Must you always give in? No. But pushing back and dominating will likely make your situation worse, not better. Be sure to pick your battles and be willing to compromise or even walk away on some situations.