“Let’s agree to disagree.”
How often have we heard these words in the context of work and play? When you and someone else have reached a point where further discussion cannot possibly move the situation forward – and might harm your relationship or desired outcomes – that seems to be the time to agree-to-disagree.
So when I recently came across a blog that talked about not having to win every argument, I realized I was looking at their short list of simple rules for handing conflict (and agreeing to disagree.) Special thanks to Ian Lawton at Soulseeds.
Simple Rules for Handling Conflict
- Don’t attend every argument you’re invited to.
- Do no harm, but take no shit.
- Own your own shit.
- Respect others perspectives without giving up your own.
- Separate the person from the perspective.
After all, some battles are worth fighting, some are not, and some are better left alone. What do you think?