Here are three tools to use for your difficult conversations.
Where is your line in the sand? Boundaries are about what’s ok and what’s not. It’s about what is considered acceptable in a community, workplace and how we interact with each other. The unfortunate thing about boundaries is that most of them don’t get communicated directly or effectively. Many are inferred or unspoken. Ultimately, we suck at it. Setting boundaries can feel hard, but trust me, it’s a worthwhile investment. If you’d rather get on with your work instead of constantly putting out fires, read on. Have you ever seen a person do something at work that wasn’t ok [...]
What is leverage? To move something with less force for greater impact and movement.It makes movement easier. This is what I’ve discovered about leverage in leadership skills. There are three areas that we seem to struggle most with that just a little bit of learning can go a long way. Leveraging these skills can make a bigger difference in a wide array of areas, most notably, workplace culture. The three skills are 1) feedback: giving and receiving, 2) difficult conversations and 3) professional boundaries. Feedback: Giving and Receiving This is an area that gets plunged into the ‘too hard basket’. [...]
It’s that time of year when consultants are busy and our clients are madly trying to spend the last dollars of the financial year and get work complete by the end of the month. It can be a bit crazy-making. It’s a time when we can forget all the tools we have to cope, get into bad habits, feel the stress coming from all angles and start to cut corners just to meet the deadlines. I know what it can be like at this time of year. Based on my own experience and what some of my coaching clients [...]