Ep 18: How to Master Tough Conversations

Confronting difficult conversations can be quite challenging. Finding the right words to say can feel impossible, making it tempting to succumb to nervousness and avoid the entire conversation altogether. However, particularly as a leader, mastering the art of handling tough conversations becomes an essential part of the role. In this episode, I will give you the necessary tools to conquer your fears and avoid avoidance, instead empowering you to not only support your team’s success but also foster personal growth in your career.

Listen in as I shed light on the importance of not always believing the stories we tell ourselves and the pitfalls of assuming the feelings of others. You’ll gain insights into how to break free from the shackles of fear that hold us back and recognize why engaging in tough conversations is pivotal to your team’s triumph.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why we shouldn’t listen to everything our brain is telling us.
  • The importance of not assuming how others feel.
  • How to avoid letting our fear hold us back.
  • Why tough conversations are essential to your team’s success.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

It’s natural to feel that fight or flight when something comes up that is perceived as a threat. This is why when we have to have a tough conversation, it feels easiest to avoid it. – Elisia Keown Share on X If you don’t have that tough conversation, what is the alternative? – Elisia Keown Share on X We don’t have the tough conversations because we’re worried about hurting other people’s feelings. However, when we don’t have tough conversations and we don’t give the required feedback, we end up doing more damage than good. –… Share on X

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