Power tips for tough conversation

  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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