Saturday, November 8, 2014

Q: Gurudev, After having explained your point of view to another person, how do you make the person come to terms with it and accept what you have said.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
Skillfully, you need a skill.
If you are dealing with your boss, never make him feel that you have a better idea than him, and impose your idea. He is not going to accept it. You should always give a light suggestion, like, 'Sir, I think like that, but you know it better'.
These few extra words, 'You know it better', makes the boss pick up your point.
If you tell him, 'Sir, what you are saying is not correct, this is correct', if you emphasize too much that you are correct and he is not, whether it is your boss or your father or your father-in-law, he is not going to take it.
So, you need to have the skill in communicating with your elders. You need to also have the skill to communicate with people who are your equals and a completely differently skill to communicate to those who are younger to you.
This is where you have to think – how skillfully are you conveying to them what you want to say.

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