Conversation – a talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged.
As men, we are required to have difficult conversations from time to time. Too many men run from these conversations or handle them poorly. The consequences of avoided or poorly handled difficult conversations can be significant.
In this episode of Untaming Masculinity, Dan and Brad provide five tips for success with difficult conversations. They share some experiences and stories of both what you should and shouldn’t do.
While these difficult conversations never get easier with time, applying some principles and advance planning goes a long way in making them not only manageable but successful.
These five tips are:
- Come prepared
- Check your ego at the door
- When everyone feels like they gave up something, it’s a win
- Difficult conversations don’t get easier with time
- Practice makes better, not perfect