Difficult conversations. How do you feel about them?
They may not be easy, especially when it involves giving negative feedback to someone.
Emotions can run high and our response might be to avoid the conversation altogether, at least for a while. Or alternatively, we may run into it too quickly, when emotions are still high, to get it over with.
There is no 1 way which works for every situation because every person and context is different, however I share here today a way to approach, prepare and engage in difficult conversations that could help.
What you will learn in this episode:
- How to handle difficult conversations when emotions are high
- How to approach and prepare the conversation
- Conversation strategies
- Avoiding blame
- Staying open to different viewpoints
- Focusing on actions and desired future change