“I just got promoted this week to VP Regional Store Merchandise, and thrilled for the new opportunity with Saks Fifth Avenue! You’ve left a lasting impression on me during our time together at the Saks VP in Transition class. I’d like to thank you for your inspiration, candid feedback and vote of confidence.”
I am a firm believer that your ability to solve a conflict in a constructive way is critical to both your personal and professional success.
One of the ways of doing this is to go into a situation assuming positive intent. That means you approach the situation trying to understand the other person’s point of view with the goal of coming to mutual understanding.