Lesson 7: Strategies and tactics of the negotiation process
How to Balance Power in Conflict. Power struggles frequently make their way into our personal interactions and cause conflict. Trying to one-up someone or put them down is never constructive, just as allowing someone to devalue you or overpower you is never constructive. These destructive behaviors can lead to downward spirals both in our relationships and our general conflicts. Instead of engaging in a power struggle, try to balance power relationships, so that each person comes out with their values and self-respect intact.