The Utian Strategy
“Is this my problem or is this your problem?”
This simple question underlies the approach to navigating interpersonal communication and conflict resolu- tion advocated by Dr Wulf Utian, world-renowned gynaecologist, who left these shores for the US in 1976.
With examples of the strategy from his own life, Utian aims to empower the reader “to sense someone is passing the buck”. He concedes that it does not work “when emotion trumps cool discussion”, as in complex family conflicts, while transference of ownership of a problem is permissible in certain circumstances.
The Utian Strategy provides refreshing advice on restoring personal responsibility. – Moira Schneider