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The last post was all about running away from conflict – but here is a completely different communication strategy.
When you are convinced you are right – do you “Go For it”? Your confidence overpowers the other parties in a discussion or conflict, and you drive home your opinion as to the “right” or “best” approach.
As a strategy this competitive attitude is very effective when a decision or action needs to be taken urgently. Its how a doctor takes control of an emergency situation, or commands are issued in the army. It works because all parties recognize the power relationship between themselves and know that action is imperative.
It is merely a temporary answer to resolving a discussion or conflict. If you find you are often involved in discussion, or that discussion often leads to conflict, it could be time to look at how you approach discussions. Are you really listening to what the other person is trying to say?