Avoiding a negative reaction – Part One

Do you find it hard to avoid a negative initial reaction to someone’s idea or suggestion when it differs from yours? If so, you are not alone.

Here’s a wonderful tip to help you with this from Paul Hellman in his fascinating book, You’ve got 8 seconds.

Greet an idea the way you’d greet a person – with a friendly “Hello” followed by a pause. That doesn’t mean you have to agree with their statement. As Paul puts it, “You can greet an idea with respect; that’s different from endorsing it. And you can disagree without being disagreeable.”

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