Develop trust with the lake.
Listen to what is said as well as what is not said by the lake.
Search for hidden issues, concerns and emotions that run through it.
Some are naturally gifted at this; others must learn though experience. Some never learn.
Be mindful of the current. Negotiate your underlying position.
Be flexible in a conflict to allow movement in all directions.
Do you not place your boat crew in positions that they need to defend.
Be open to reason and encourage openness.
Do not exploit the lake.
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