Devry Coll 148, Journal 1

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1.      If you have a disagreement with your supervisor at work. First, I will start a calm, non-aggressive conversation with my supervisor. Then, I will give her a chance to state her opinions so she will, in return, listen to my ideas and why I disagree with her. That way, we’ll have a mutual understanding of what each of us had in mind thus it will be possible to negotiate a deal. 2.      If your class paper or project receives a failing grade from your professor. I would simply talk to my professor and discuss the reason why I failed the project. Afterwards, I would consider or list down the options I have: First, I would ask my teacher if there’s any way to make up that failed grade like doing extra assignments. Otherwise, if he doesn’t accept make-up works, I will seek his advice on how I can improve so I will not make the same mistake in the future. 3.      If you are having a disagreement with someone for whom you care deeply (friend, spouse, partner, parent, work associate, etc. . . .). I will reflect on our conversation and see if I did something wrong that made her upset. I must admit that I made a mistake and should therefore apologize. Even if I could never agree with her opinions or decisions, I will assure her that the problem shouldn’t come in between our friendship. 4.      If you see that someone is struggling and having a hard time “making it”. I will wait until that person is mentally prepared to open up. When that time comes, I will be willing to listen to her dilemmas without judging her. Knowing the full story will help me decide on a proper guidance, but if no idea comes up, I should at the very least comfort her and let her know that I will be there in her time of need.  5.      Now that you have had a chance to apply your guiding statement to several simulations, on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not effective at all and 10 being very effective), how would you rate its effectiveness to you and to those involved? Why? Discuss. On a...
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