Another excellent leadership article:

http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/want-a-better-holiday-follow-my-dads-advice

 

There’s lots of great advice out there about handling relational conflict over the holidays – from setting healthy boundaries to sharing feelings kindly but honestly. And it’s all valuable advice. Today, I’d like to share with you one behavior that my dad modeled in my family growing up, and that I’ve done my best to demonstrate in all my relationships ever since. It’s made the difference in my friendships, my marriage, and my parenting. Here is what my dad advised.  Always travel the high road .. You see, in every interaction, there are three roads that we can take:

1. The low road, where I’m out to get you,
2. The middle road, where I’ll basically treat you as you treat me, and
3. The high road, where I’ll treat you well regardless of how you treat me.