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Dear Santa …

23 Dec

Dear Santa:

I hope it’s not too late to ask you for a small and simple gift  under the Christmas tree this year.

Santa-Claus-Pics-0302.jpgYou know me … I’m all about trying resolve conflict as early as possible. Or even better … to avoid it all together.

I recently read this great quote by Indira Gandhi:

You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.

My request is just this … as you travel the world, please encourage more people to remember this approach.

Why am I asking for this?

Because addressing a conflict is more than just coming to the table.

It’s about keeping an open mind before you get there and considering what you are willing to do to come to resolution.

Also important to consider the needs and interests of the other parties.

It’s about unclenching your fists, even if you can’t stretch out your hand yet.

As you deliver gifts, please remind everyone that:

Coming together is a beginning;
Keeping together is progress;
Working together is success.

Thank-you, Santa, for spreading this message. It would be awesome if more people adopted it in the coming year.

Merry Christmas to you, Mrs. Claus, the elves and your reindeer.

Jeanette

 

 

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