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So, next time you are in a negotiation, instead of stating what you (think you) need, or even asking the other party what they (think they) need, instead ask this:
“What problem are you trying to solve?”
As a parent, it’s hard not to look at your child and think about yourself at their age. I wonder now what my mother was thinking as I moved from city to city pursuing my career in Journalism. I must say, I didn’t think much about what she must have been going through. I had three younger brothers and I was in a hurry to get where I was going in my own life.
I wish I could talk to her now. Ask her how she felt, how she navigated it all.
Katherine is different. She’s in a hurry to fly, but she’s one of those people — you know, the one’s you can always count on that check in with you, invite you along and who never seem to be too busy to reach out.
People had an implicit understanding of this idea, but assuring people that “It’s not about being first, but being ‘first with meaning’ ” reeks of being defensive.
**Even with companies we respect confidence—not insecurity.** A Jobsian Apple would have never said something so weak.