Do you pass the Partnership Test?

Do you pass the Partnership Test?

When facilitating the Crucial Conversations workshop, we spend some time discussing the difference between a "partnership" perspective and a "win-win" perspective. When you think of the word "winner" what words come to mind? Participants often say the following: champion, leader, and...loser. When we approach a situation thinking the word "winner" the word "loser" isn't far behind. As soon as we think "loser" the brain readies itself for the fight. Fight! Now you are going into a conversation readying yourself for a fight. 

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