When I dream of the perfect business world – there are no lawyers! It seems to me that most of the time they are either picking fights or escalating disputes.
The solution is simply to improve communication skills in the business world.
I am not talking about teaching lawyers how to communicate better, but if business owners could sharpen communication and listening skills, some of the problems would be eliminated before the lawyers have a chance to get involved.
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Even when there is a disagreement, good, honest communication between the parties would resolve it. Especially if we implemented the ‘seek first to understand, then be understood’ philosophy of Steven Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.