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10 Succeed At Win/Win, Not Win/Lose

There are many ways to win. Some ways involve a heavy emphasis on our own wishes and a use of power, intimidation, and even force to get what we want. This approach can be described as win/lose. Our gain is at the expense of others and in order for us to win, others must lose. The classic win/lose example is in competitive sports. As teams vie to be the victors, they win by handing losses to other teams.

Everyday life is also filled with potential win/lose situations such as disagreements, misunderstandings, or when more than one person wants the same thing—whether it’s a last piece of sale clothing or to be chosen from many candidates for promotion into a single open job position. Unfortunately, such ...

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