If you’re not having Uncomfortable Conversations…you’re not doing it right.
“A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.” Tim Ferris
Getting a business or a team to change direction can be challenging. Throughout the process you’ll be gathering supporters, convincing stakeholders, working to change the minds of doubters while overcoming roadblocks. And you may be doing it all without official authority or only lukewarm support.
It’s great to have a vision, but how do you get buy-in? You’ll likely have to have many uncomfortable conversations, usually prefaced by a few sleepless nights where you endlessly run variations of the encounter in your head.
We’re going to share what we’ve learned about uncomfortable conversations: how to have them, how to choose your words and how to maximize your opportunities for success. And, most importantly, how NOT to wind up dead in the game of “Kill the Messenger.”
Because if this was easy, everyone would do it!
Upcoming topics include:
Getting buy-in from a decision maker to even get started.
Telling a team member they’re not carrying their weight in the project.
Indifferent executive sponsors.