The strength to have clearing conversations

Whenever we do not feel at ease with a situation, we tend to do everything we can in order to avoid dealing with this very situation. This can only lead to more headaches and misunderstandings. However, were we to handle the fact that there is an issue, we would be bound to find a solution and make things better. One sure way to improve any situation between individuals is by having a mature conversation or, what we call by 'clearing conversation'.

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The Power of Clearing Conversations

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By 'clearing conversation' it is generally understood an exchange that has the purpose to solve any misunderstanding that can make a conversation difficult to have.

It is essential that we clarify anything that later on might lead to arguments, in order to ensure good communication.

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Having 'clearing conversations' is vital for the sake of our relationships, as they enable us to solve any conflict we might have with the others. 

In order for this to work, we should take into account and apply ideas such as having a private discussion with the person in question, making sure that the intention behind our desire to have the conversation is mutually beneficial or taking responsibility for the future of the relationship.

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  1. Build positive relationships: Pat people on the back more than kicking them in the pants;
  2. Tell people they matter by being prepared when they show up
  3. Choose an effective location - a neutral space or take a walk.
  4. Stay open: Prepare, but don’t script everything you plan to say.
  5. Get to the point quickly.
  6. Turn to the future quickly: State the issue, give an example, declare your positive intention for them and ask, “How might you improve in this area?”

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6 Power Tips for Having a Tough Conversation

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Stressful Conversations

Human beings love to gossip, chatter and jest, but some conversations can be stressful, confusing, and even embarrassing. To avoid conflicts and the avoidable pain it can bring, we tend to dodge a stressful conversation.

The emotional entanglement and the feelings that get stirred up throws most of us out of balance, and we are unable to work harder to improve our handling of the problem, making it worse.

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Taking the Stress Out of Stressful Conversations

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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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