Compromising does not need to be an agonizing process between opposing ideas. Deconstructing this negative concept of compromising can allow you to have effective settlements and improve your leadership skills. Think about how you normally approach your negotiations and how effective they have been. The art of compromising is no easy task and it is not unattainable. Next time you find yourself negotiating, consider the following -
- What are you willing to give up - bend without breaking
- Use active listening to understand what the other party or parties are asking for
- Dive into compromising with grace; be respectful and professional
- Be apart of the solution, not part of the problem, by offering multiple alternatives
Adjusting your approach to compromising will allow the other parties in the process to be part of the solution rather than the obstacle. "Compromise is an act of grace that brings people together". In return, you will gain respect and open doors for other possibilities.