Can You Control a Conversation?

You can control a speech. You can control a meeting. You can control how much toothpaste is on your toothbrush.

But you can’t control a conversation…not if it is to actually be a dialogue.

Entering a conversation with a predetermined outcome will result in controlling behaviors. If you seek to advance your agenda, you will use controlling behaviors to achieve the desired result.

That creates a loss, regardless if your outcome is achieved.

So can you control a conversation? Only if you want to lose. And that’s a choice you can control.