Who has an opposite viewpoint as yours?
How willing are you to see his or her view?
Seeking an opposing viewpoint is a great way to expand your perspective, knowledge and connections.
It can be difficult though. Tips for success:
Be clear about your intention, is it for learning or changing his viewpoint? Makes a big difference.
Being Centered is crucial to avoid getting hooked in.
Stick to asking open ended questions, avoiding asking why?
For extra credit just listen and forget about sharing your point of view – let me know how it goes!
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The best questions foster understanding, spark innovation, diffuse negative conflict, and build influence –
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