I took this photo from a sticker plastered on the street corner in Washington, D.C.
What I like about it, aside from it’s cute, is that I see a message here about good communications and conflict management skills.
Notice the eyes are different (one is green/yellow and the other is orange/blue)…like it’s two people.
But there is one mouth open, speaking between them.
This speaks to that while we may be talking to each other and even think we are saying the same thing (“violently in agreement”), we need to make sure that we are listening, understanding, and working through our differences–so at the end, we are both really “seeing eye to eye.”
While each of us is different, and we may never fully agree (and cabn “agree to disagree”), we can also negotiate and come to terms on a win-win course of action.
Talk it out, bridge the gaps, and get to a place where we not only are able to see eye to eye, but can then go forward together and make it truly work. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)