What Could Possibly Go Right?

#55 William Ury: Finding the Third Side for Unity in Conflict

October 05, 2021 Vicki Robin Season 1 Episode 55
What Could Possibly Go Right?
#55 William Ury: Finding the Third Side for Unity in Conflict
Show Notes

William Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s best-known practitioners of negotiation and mediation. William is co-author of Getting to Yes, a fifteen-million-copy bestseller translated into over thirty-five languages, and most recently author of the award-winning Getting to Yes with Yourself.

He addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:

  • That anger is a fuel essential for change, but the key is in whether it is deployed constructively or destructively.
  • That there's a third side that unites us in conflicts.
  • That zooming out and changing your perspective to the "balcony" can rechannel your energy.
  • That there are three transformations needed to reframe and address conflict.
  • The working through of a live example of these mediation techniques with Vicki.

Resources

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Website: www.williamury.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/williamurygty

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