I recall a failure I had, a big lesson related to a tip in my free Guide, which is that we need to prepare for a difficult conversation.
I was once called into a meeting, and the topic turned out to be quite emotionally charged for the people in the room, and I was put on the spot.
In hindsight, I should have gotten more clarity around the topic, and then asked for the meeting to be a bit later, so that I could have prepared myself better.
If I had managed my own state better, I imagine the outcome would have been more constructive, and all the parties might have been able to keep some composure.
Instead, I felt ambushed. They felt defensive. And it ended with fists near faces and tears.
So my #FFF (Failure Feedback Friday) is to give myself permission to always ask for the agenda upfront, and request time to prepare – even if it’s just 5 minutes to manage my own state and get in the right frame of mind.
That way I can do my best to steer a difficult conversation into a courageous one.
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