Step 3 Communicate/Negotiate

Step 3 is the main event on the Preferred Path.  Here you will communicate your thoughts and concerns, listen to the views of others, and work to create a solution acceptable to all. Does this sound like too tall an order to fill? It may be, in which case you can ask a mediator or facilitator to help (Step 4).

For an “in the moment” guide to dealing with difficult conversations, click below for tips on using the Blue Lion MAP model to Initiate a Concern and Respond to a Concern expressed by someone else.

See also these additional tools: Communication for tips on listening and speaking, and Conflict Grid for Consensus Building.