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Chapter 11. Let’s Make Steel > Put Yourself in the Other Person’s Shoes

Put Yourself in the Other Person’s Shoes

People tend to look only for things that support their position and ignore the rest. If you want to help create options and solutions that benefit the whole group, you need to understand what the other people believe. Do not project your values, experiences and beliefs on others. Ask questions to understand what they feel. The groups most likely to work to consensus are those that value diversity in experiences and beliefs and take the time and energy necessary to understand those differences.

Idea: Think of yourself as a detective trying to understand why the members of the group act the way they do. Let them talk so that you may better understand.




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