Integrity VI

Another skill for elevating integrity is to practice listening in ways that promote deeper understanding. Curiosity combined with respect for others strengthens connections in powerful ways. Set intentions to explore with tenderness and open-ended questions that support win-win outcomes.

For instance, using the same example from two weeks ago, if you had to suddenly cancel a social event you previously committed to, the follow up conversation might include questions such as “What specifically about this cancellation leaves you feeling sad?” or “How can I help to ease your disappointment?” Saying either of these will help bridge the divide and build stronger ties into the future.

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