Few books have more practical wisdom than Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” Here are some key principles that are striking a cord with me this morning:
#1: Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.
#4: Become genuinely interested in other people.
#10 The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
#11. Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never tell a person he or she is wrong.
#17. Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.
Some days these are hard to do and I need reminding.
That’s why I keep The Golden Book around to remind me of stuff I have to work on.
May the Force be with you.