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Here’s a book for anyone who has ever argued with a colleague, bickered with a boss or tried to negotiate a business deal with an important client. Lisa Earle McLeod takes readers on a journey through her life and into the lives of prominent figures to introduce the seemingly simple concept of “The Triangle of Truth,” a problem-solving technique based on seven basic principles. The Triangle solution seems both intuitive and potentially transformative, if not always easy to achieve. While a straightforward read, the book is a bit repetitive and often too touchy-feely for the business world. Still, it is optimistic, straightforward, illuminating and full of useful tips, including references to related websites. getAbstract suggests this book to any open-minded business leader or manager interested in solving problems and making peace.

About the Author

Business consultant and motivational speaker Lisa Earle McLeod also writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column.

 

Summary

A Concept That’s Better than Compromise

Count Buddha, Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley and Barack Obama among the many people who have tapped into the power of “the Triangle of Truth.” Buddha considered it the “key to enlightenment,” and Einstein employed it to reconcile conflicting ideas in science and religion. Elvis created a whole new sound out of it and Obama became president of the United States with it. This ancient way of thinking shows you how to integrate two conflicting points of view into one new and better outlook that is “greater than the sum of [its] parts.”

The Triangle technique allows you to stop fighting about who’s right and who’s wrong, and to find a solution that recognizes the truth on both sides. If “my truth” and “your truth” make up the bottom two corners of the Triangle, then the “higher-level solution” sits at the top. Reaching that apex isn’t easy. “Holistic” resolutions aren’t always obvious, and when it comes to settling hot controversies, some people get stuck in their own perspectives, making reconciliation difficult to accomplish. But even partially perfecting the Triangle can pay dividends by transforming your view of the world and ...


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    M. J. 2 years ago
    I love what I am reading here. However do yo think the same principles can be applied in a racially charged situation?