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[017] How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

June 08, 2020 Kara Ronin Season 1 Episode 17
The Leadership Pod
[017] How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict
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The Leadership Pod
[017] How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict
Jun 08, 2020 Season 1 Episode 17
Kara Ronin

Do you want to learn how to have difficult conversations at work when you don’t like conflict? Knowing how to have difficult conversations in the office when you don’t like conflict is a common issue for emerging leaders. You may need to give somebody negative feedback. Perhaps you need to talk about a sensitive issue like body odour. Or maybe you need to fire somebody.

These types of conversions are naturally difficult. In order to make them less difficult, most people make the mistake of trying to be as polite and indirect as possible. But this leaves the other person confused about what you’re saying, and the problem doesn’t get resolved.

In order to have difficult conversations with employees, you need to approach it with strategy and confidence. In this episode, I share with you strategies you can implement to have difficult conversations with people in the office. These strategies all revolve assertive communication.

In Episode 17, How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict, you will learn:

  • In what situations do leaders need to have difficult conversations?
  • Giving negative feedback and telling somebody they have bad body odour.
  • Five steps to having a difficult conversation with somebody in the workplace.
  • How to create a comfortable setting for the conversation.
  • Making the other person feel safe in the conversation.
  • Giving that person a choice so they’re more involved in the conversation.
  • Assertive communication strategies to have difficult conversations.
  • How to move the conversation to a solution.

Resources mentioned:

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Show Notes

Do you want to learn how to have difficult conversations at work when you don’t like conflict? Knowing how to have difficult conversations in the office when you don’t like conflict is a common issue for emerging leaders. You may need to give somebody negative feedback. Perhaps you need to talk about a sensitive issue like body odour. Or maybe you need to fire somebody.

These types of conversions are naturally difficult. In order to make them less difficult, most people make the mistake of trying to be as polite and indirect as possible. But this leaves the other person confused about what you’re saying, and the problem doesn’t get resolved.

In order to have difficult conversations with employees, you need to approach it with strategy and confidence. In this episode, I share with you strategies you can implement to have difficult conversations with people in the office. These strategies all revolve assertive communication.

In Episode 17, How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict, you will learn:

  • In what situations do leaders need to have difficult conversations?
  • Giving negative feedback and telling somebody they have bad body odour.
  • Five steps to having a difficult conversation with somebody in the workplace.
  • How to create a comfortable setting for the conversation.
  • Making the other person feel safe in the conversation.
  • Giving that person a choice so they’re more involved in the conversation.
  • Assertive communication strategies to have difficult conversations.
  • How to move the conversation to a solution.

Resources mentioned:

Love the show? Let me know!

Are you a fan of The Leadership Pod? Head over to Apple Podcasts and tell me how this podcast has helped you by leaving a review. Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829

Join the Executive Impressions’ Community of Emerging Leaders!

Want even more tips and insights so you can advance into leadership? Join my monthly newsletter and access free resources here: http://www.executive-impressions.com/your-gift

Follow me on LinkedIn!

LinkedIn is my number one social media platform and I would love you to join me there. Everyday I share tips and insights and a lot of video posts around leadership that you won’t find anywhere else. And the conversations over on LinkedIn are next to none! 

Join us by following me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/ and following my hashtag #execimpressions https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/execimpressions/.

I hope you enjoyed this episode on “How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict”.

Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!