How to deal with difficult conversations

Interview with Liz Atkin

Liz Atkin TalkWise Podcast

Episode Description

Handling difficult conversations is not something that most managers do readily or with ease…but if you can be brave and curious and listen for what’s going on for the other person, the conversation becomes easier and more useful.

Difficult conversations are an inevitable feature of life, both at work and outside. Attempting to avoid them only postpones the problem or makes it worse, while proceeding without sufficient care and attention leaves relationships damaged and issues unresolved. In this episode of the podcast we interview senior human resource business partner Liz Atkin to discuss the practicalities of what makes some conversations difficult and how to make them easier and more effective.

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