When a discussion and debate about how to make your plans or brand better, welcome it sincerely. Because it is only through this that a better idea will be distilled out of the supposed chaos.
The sad thing is that most people do not like debates and discussions. They think they are having a debate or a discussion but what they are really doing is talking to themselves as they rubbish off everything that the other party is saying.
Learn to allow the perspective other than your own. If you truly believe in the merits of your idea or what you believe, then let it stand against an opposing idea.
Don’t bulldoze your way or mask the discussion as seeking the other party to ‘validate’ your ideas and beliefs. Aim to have an honest conversation of opposing ideas and not one of brute discussion of one sided view.
Clients especially have to be very careful of this. You have the power to decide. Use that power to make things better, not just to decide what you want.
Have you heard yourself lately?