Many problems remain unsolved because they involve having an uncomfortable conversation. Addressing unspoken issues often make or break leaders in mid-size firms.
I have heard it said, but I do not remember who said it, “to speak is to put all your hope in the other.” I think this quote captures the idea behind one of the major sources of discomfort – trusting the other to see your side of things requires some courage.
Is lack of preparation and practice holding you back? One-way to overcome your reluctance is to apply a proven method for having an uncomfortable conversation – see the Application Checklist for guidance.