When you can’t agree even with your best effort, having fallback criteria can break the agreement logjam and allow you get on with other things.
Sometimes more conversation doesn’t yield better conflict resolution results. When conflict conversations go long and you still can’t agree, continuing the debate can end up breeding greater frustration than some disagreements are worth.
Having a fallback principle can rescue your day (not to mention your business or personal relationship). A principle is a rule you can apply in order to choose among the options.
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