Walmart was selling what I believe to be a genius idea: half of a pumpkin pie combined with half of a pecan pie. Instead of forcing people to choose one over the other – or to buy two pies – they made it easy to have it both ways.

Use that split pie as a metaphor for your holiday conversations. Politics has added a new layer of tension to family gatherings, but instead of arguing over who is right or which is best, find a way to accommodate both flavors. You can allow the two different sides to coexist without a unanimous point of view. Try to compromise enough to allow everyone to enjoy their holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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