Can we negotiate a resolution to problems before we face them?
Consider these suggestions.
Anticipate problems. We often try to avoid problems at all cost, at times to the point of denial. It will not work.
Talk to problem solvers. Great leaders have dealt with problems on many levels. Take time to learn from their insight.
Practice what is called the 101% principle. Find the one percent we agree on and give 100% to it. If we start here, problems are resolved more quickly.
This does not exhaust the possibilities, but it provides a foundation to negotiate problems before we experience them.