In real estate, there are instances when diplomatic gestures work more effectively than aggressiveness. I learned to apply this idiom even in the most trying personal experience.
I was not sure what approach I would use but my mission was clear and steadfast. To stop the child from bullying my son. I utilized the friendlier and civil tactic.
And it worked.
In our profession, bullies abound too. We heard about different people, different strokes. True. But generally, we can always attract bees with honey than vinegar.