Disagreements...you'd think at 71 years of age, experience would have taught me how to handle them effectively so I can ensure the opposing party understands my position and I in turn, understand theirs. In all my years of careers working with and for people, I still don't get it. I still have the undeniable need to be 'right'. I still look disdainfully at people with diametrically opposing views. I still question the intelligence, ability to critically think, and willingness to be open minded of the one on the other side of the table. Why?
This seems like a good recipe to follow...but what if the other side of the table is stubborn, unteachable and unconcerned with coming to agreement. I guess then we need to learn when to walk away.
And when the arguments get to the point were there are too many and you find you need to walk away from the relationship as well...