If we want to transform the pervasive issue of conflict, we need to recognize and appreciate the other person's perspective.
Conflict can be aggravating, and we can get hooked on our own point of view, but recognizing the hunch that we may be feeling threatened can help us overcome the urge to stifle the other person.
Rather than seeing the other person as an adversary, we can ask for their advice and find common ground, thereby transforming the conversation.
Even the silliest opinions can be appreciated if we take the time to understand the rationale behind them.
By using these techniques, we can overcome the barriers to effective communication and move beyond the pervasive problem of conflict.