2.9 Bonus Homework
Is there someone in your life who disagrees with you on a sensitive topic? Try having a conversation with them applying some of the rules of dialogue, including active listening and re-framing confrontational or obstructive comments into questions. Approach the conversation not as an opportunity to convince but to learn more about their side.
How did you find it:
- Was the person more receptive to the discussion?
- Did you start to understand their viewpoint more?
- Did you identify any common ground?
Read the study Henry and Craig’s comments were extracted from:
See this handbook below for a detailed guide into Dialogue: