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Difficult conversations : craft a clear message, manage emotions, focus on a solution

Author: Harvard Business Review Press,
Publisher: Boston : Harvard Business Review Press, [2016]
Series: 20 minute manager series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
You have to talk with a colleague about a fraught situation, but you're worried that they'll yell, or blame you, or shut down. You fear your emotions could block you from a resolution. But you can communicate in a way that's constructive--not combative. "Difficult Conversations" walks you through: Uncovering the root cause of friction, Maintaining a positive mind-set, Untangling the problem together, and Agreeing on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvard Business Review Press,
ISBN: 9781633690783 1633690784 9781633690790 1633690792
OCLC Number: 907194146
Description: ix, 110 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: What makes a conversation difficult? --
Conflicting interests --
Different personal styles --
Lack of trust --
Different views of the facts --
Strong emotions --
Think it through --
Should you act? --
When you decide to have a difficult conversation --
Prepare for the difficult conversation --
Assess the facts and your assumptions --
Address the emotions --
Acknowledge you'e part of the problem --
Identify a range of positive outcomes --
Develop a strategy, not a script --
Conduct the conversation --
Acknowledge the other person --
Frame the problem --
Ask questions and listen --
Look for common ground --
Adapt and rebalance --
Establish commitments --
Follow through --
How did you do? --
Jot down your impressions --
Follow up in writing --
Keep your commitments --
Become a better communicator --
Reflect before you speak --
Connect with others --
Before you talk, listen --
Make your words count --
Establish a feedback loop --
Address problems head-on --
Learn more --
Sources --
Index.
Series Title: 20 minute manager series.
Responsibility: Harvard Business Review Press.

Abstract:

You have to talk with a colleague about a fraught situation, but you're worried that they'll yell, or blame you, or shut down. You fear your emotions could block you from a resolution. But you can communicate in a way that's constructive--not combative. "Difficult Conversations" walks you through: Uncovering the root cause of friction, Maintaining a positive mind-set, Untangling the problem together, and Agreeing on a way forward.--Publisher website.
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