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How To Argue Better and Why You Want To

One would think arguing is about fighting, well not at all.

It is about having conversations that may represent a challenge. The United States of America was built on the premise of arguing and debating for ideas and principles! These tough conversations help an individual find their voice and, one way or another, defend what they believe in. Susan reflects on how historical context affected her interactions with students when she taught in Georgia. CrisMarie adds that fact-checking is a very great way to engage in a discussion and how emotional intelligence is involved. Another key element is the recognition of power and privilege. Space to address conflict should be held for the team’s growth. In the end, we are always treating human beings and that is something to remember.

There are key factors that must be recognized when entering into an argument, discussion, or casual conversation. CrisMarie and Susan dissect this topic and give heartfelt advice to enhance your relationships.

If you’d like us to speak at your organization about conflict, stress, team-building, or leadership, work with your team virtually, or coach you or leaders on your team, reach out to us!

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Key Take-Aways

  • Arguing and debating has several dimensions that need to be taken into account.

  • Dimension number one is historical context, without it, you’ll probably be biased.

  • Everyone frames the situation according to their historical context.

  • Fact-check everything before you start speaking.

  • Dimension number two is emotional intelligence.

  • Dimension number three is recognizing power.

  • Remain open, vulnerable, and allow space for transformation.

  • Space for conflict will help you grow.



CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help turnaround dysfunctional teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

Download the eBook, How to Talk About Difficult Topics, today!

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