Women in Business: fight or flight - do you avoid tough conversations?
There you are, doing your job and doing it well, when Bam! You find yourself in a difficult situation and faced with a tough conversation. You can’t wriggle your way out of it, that’s not your style, and you know that careers can be made or broken on just one conversation. What do you do?
Ask almost any business manager or director what is the most difficult aspect of their job and they will often cite tackling difficult conversations or communicating contentious issues as being at the top of their list. Tough conversations are a part of business, whether with a colleague, your team, boss, a client, or a supplier. How you handle the situation and the subsequent difficult conversation will affect your relationships and the trust people have in you.
What do you do now? Let the everywomanNetwork help with four key tips.