How To Disagree Productively And Find Common Ground

Some days, it feels like the only thing we can agree on is that we can’t agree — on anything. Drawing on her background as a world debate champion, Julia Dhar offers three techniques to reshape the way we talk to each other so we can start disagreeing productively and finding common ground — over family dinners, during work meetings and in our national conversations.


  1. There are different negotiating styles in business as in politics and, more generally, in social relations. Every day, at any time we negotiate, even with ourselves we often conduct negotiations!
    Negotiation rather than an art is a science that can be learned and refined over time.