I don’t have a ton of time this morning, but I just want to speak really quickly on difficult conversations.
As leaders, sometimes there are tough messages we have to share with our direct reports. This can often be as uncomfortable for us as it is for them.
…With that said, it is important to remember that as a manager you set the tone for these sorts of communications via your own body language and actions.
So say what you have to say (and make sure the point gets through), but make sure your direct(s) leave that interaction with some positive takeaways and a clear way forward.
If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
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