There is a big difference between a conversation and a debate.
- A conversation seeks understanding.
- The nature of a debate requires a winner and a loser, someone to be right, and someone to be wrong.
Debates can be good. For example, in the collegiate arena, debate teams teach students how to think fast on their feet and communicate clearly.
That’s good training.
Other times, however, debates can be more like a fierce argument where no one listens, and neither person wins.
That’s understandable considering topics such as COVID, the economy, racism, saving the planet, and the elections, but not helpful.
More than ever, leaders are navigating tension-filled topics that seem to escalate in heat from zero to sixty within seconds.Read More