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Three Star Leadership | Wally Bock | Leadership: Make Those Tough Conversations Easier

Tough conversations

If leadership is your job, you can’t walk away from them. Because they're part of your job.
These are conversations about performance and behavior. Most bosses dread them.

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Three Star Leadership | Wally Bock | Leadership: Make Those Tough Conversations Easier

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Tough conversations

If leadership is your job, you can’t walk away from them. Because they're part of your job.
These are conversations about performance and behavior. Most bosses dread them.

Make tough conversations easier

  • Touch base often, to catch problems when they're small.
  • Build relationships through conversations. Your employees will learn about you and whether they can trust you.
  • Have regular one-on-ones with your team members.
  • Solve problems as they appear. The smaller, the easier to handle.
  • Keep tough conversations private, away from distractions.
  • Tailor what you say and do to the person you’re meeting with.
  • Treat people with dignity.

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