- We fall into a combat mentality.
- We try to oversimplify the problem.
- We don’t bring enough respect to the conversation.
- We lash out—or shut down.
- We react to thwarting ploys.
- We get “hooked.”
- We rehearse.
- We make assumptions about our counterpart’s intentions.
- We lose sight of the goal.
Having lofty goals is great. When those goals only consist of wanting to destroy the …