Difficult conversations. For the conflict-averse (like me) – they can be terrifying. But they’re also a necessary part of life, and essential for good relationships. Today, Carly and I share our best tips for having effective difficult conversations including:
- Going into the conversation with a clear objective
- Avoiding the use of blaming language
- Mastering your emotions (remaining rational/not taking things personally)
- Sticking to the issue at hand
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