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Q. Mahatma Gandhi used this conflict management technique as his leadership style during Independence Movement?

A. The essential principles of Gandhi's philosophy are quite simple to understand (if not implement).He assumed that behind any struggle lays another clash, a deeper one: a confrontation between two views that are each in some measure true. Every fight, to Gandhiji, was on somelevel a fight between differing “angles of vision” illuminating the same truth.

Gandhi's way of fighting has two dimensions:
• One is to imagine a solution that includes the best features of both sides. He pioneered what is now called the "win-win" approach to conflict resolution.

• The second is even more innovative: to incorporate the solution into the struggle itself. In Gandhi's view, the way you fight and the goal for which you are fighting are the same.

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