Find the Overlap

Hi Everybody, it’s Roberta Fernandez, and welcome to Monday Mentions. 

I was lifting to a masterclass with Madeleine Albright and Condoleeza Rice and they were talking about diplomacy.  And Madeleine said “Not every discussion has to be an argument. It’s an opportunity to delve into where the other person is coming from.”  

They went on to discuss how when you are talking with someone else, whether it is negotiation or business or family, it doesn’t matter.  But to listen intently for that place of overlap, that little space where there’s common ground where you can find the starting place to come together on a solution or a topic of discussion.  

And in today’s world where we are seemingly very divided, we tend to look at that negative, at that decision, and I would encourage you to recognize that we have more overlap than what we are led to believe that we do. 

I’m Roberta Fernandez, your Ability Activator. Have an amazing week.


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