What type of conversation are we having? Because if you think we’re having a “Let’s come to an agreement before we move on anything” conversation, and I think we’re having a “tell me your ideas, perspectives, issues with my plans and I’ll decide” conversation, then chances are both of us are going to miscommunicate a great deal and have to come back and talk this all out all over again.
So stop talking, and make clear the TYPE of conversation you’re having. It’ll save hours of painful untangling conversations in the future.
And don’t we all want to avoid those?