• Dave Bates

How to deal with uncomfortable conversations


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Uncomfortable conversations are always going to be uncomfortable.


The more we have them, the more we'll recognize they’re not (usually) personal. The facts are what will light the path toward a resolution.

It might mean we need to invest time in being clear. It might mean there’s a more fundamental misalignment.


It’s actually a forensic exercise to figure out which one it is. Once it becomes a puzzle, it can feel a lot less personal.


It is a skill that only develops with time and practice.


Each time you have one of these conversations, you get one step closer to being "better" at dealing with the discomfort.


It's not all there is, of course, but it's a solid place to start.

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