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As I go through a period of uncertainty in my life, I want to share how I have emotional conversations in the workplace.

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How Supportive Leaders Approach Emotional Conversations

How Supportive Leaders Approach Emotional Conversations

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Approaching Emotional Conversations in the Workplace

Most of us go through things in life that we almost always rarely share with our workmates and often just opt to fake a smile and say "I'm fine" in order to avoid talking about the subject.

However, the first step to increasing job satisfaction and supporting our mental health we have to op...

How Leaders Should Approach Emotional Conversations

When we check up on our colleague and ask how we're doing, how sincere are we when asking? It's likely that we do care with a certain percentage but not 100%.

It's important that we learn proper supportive language because it is how we respond to what they tell us is that makes t...

  • “What do you have to be sad about?” or “You shouldn’t be sad, you have an excellent job/family/etc.” — This is dismissive phrasing
  • “Everyone feels like that sometimes” to “There’s nothing to worry about.” — This is minimization
  • “Hey, it could be worse!” or “That...

  • "I can see why this is exhausting" or "I believe you" — words of validation during a difficult time can bring comfort
  • "Tell me more about that" — shows that we seek to understand, we care, and that we want to learn more so we can try to do more for them
  • "How can I best...

SARAH NOLL WILSON

As we continue into the new chapters of navigating constant uncertainty, do you want to be the leader who adds to the weight or the one who makes it a little lighter? 

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