How to tell someone is attempting to save face -
Claim unjust intimidation
Refuse to step back from a position
Suppress conflict issues
Communication that can help -
Help others increase their sense of self-esteem.
Avoid giving directives.
Listen carefully to others and take their concerns into account.
Ask questions so the other person can examine his or her goals.
Process goals - what communication process will be used?
Some examples -
Giving each one equal time to talk
Consensus decisions made by subgroup
Talking informally before deciding
Having high power
Person decide secret ballot
Not allowing the children to speak