Understanding the tactics and strategies of others who use competitive styles can assist conflict managers in defusing the negative consequences of competition and working toward a mutual gains approach.
Competitive tactics include: - Lying - Concealing one's own goals - Concealing one's own interests - Attacking or criticizing the other person verbally - Becoming positional, and then incrementally compromising toward a middle ground - Elevating one's own arguments - Denigrating or rejecting the other's arguments - Threatening and bluffing - Denying responsibility - Pretending to be or actually being hostile "Whatever you want is fine with me." When one party in a conflict genuinely does not care about the outcome of the conflict, accommodation may be the right choice for that situation.
Odds are, every student in your class has a different preferred learning style, which can make it difficult for you to be the most effective teacher.
These are the people who like to experiment, hands-on, and never look at the instructions first!
They appreciate challenges and getting things done.
An example of this style would be seen in the relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina.
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The learners in this combination are active learners, concerned with the practicality of what they are learning. They do not always wait for all the information to be gathered, and rely on others to do so.