This week’s focus is Difficult Conversations
A reality of every new and first-line manager is that they will need to have difficult conversations with their team members from time to time. Call it what you want, vital conversations, critical conversations or challenging conversations, the fact is, first-line managers will need to have uncomfortable conversations with their team members and for some this can feel like the most difficult aspect of being a manager.
But every manager can learn how to better handle challenging conversations. That learning will not necessarily make having the conversations easier but it will at least prepare the manager for such conversations.
This week’s focus is on difficult conversations and the following is what I will share with you on the subject.
- On Tuesday I will share a virtual training activity that can be used to help new and first-line managers understand what makes challenging conversations difficult.
- The book for this week which I will review briefly on Wednesday is titled, Difficult Conversations – How To Discuss What Matters Most.
- On Thursday I will share a virtual facilitation tip I have learned that has helped to improve my virtual facilitation.
I do hope you get value out of the information I will share with you this week.