Decision Making Disputes
I find in my board of directors and executive team training that even grown adults get upset and decide not to speak to someone with whom they have a business disagreement. The underlying message seems to be that we all have to play nice and agree with each other all the time. Someone even mentioned "The Eleventh Commandment" which apparently means, "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."
This is clearly The Tyranny of Pleasantness, about which I am writing.
How can we make better decisions in life if we are unwilling to learn from others - how can we learn from others if they cannot freely speak their minds - and when they do - we feel attacked and fail to listen to what they say?