Go ahead, avoid those difficult conversations.
Wait, what did you say? How can you avoid difficult conversations and still be productive? What rubbish!
But it’s what you want to do – admit it.
Difficult conversations are SO against our nature, that right now more than 50% of your workforce is avoiding having one, and 11% will even quit their job – yes actually quit – in order to avoid one.
We spend $$$ training our people to have difficult conversations. We should be teaching them to avoid conversations getting difficult in the first place.
In all the chaos that seems to be going on, have you spotted those few people that seem to glide from one surprise to another without showing any surprise – almost as they were ready for it?
I’m heading to TA Global Gathering this week – are you?
Mark Schaefer, who wrote the book “Known – the handbook for building & unleashing your personal brand in the digital age” says that there are five things that you need to know in order to build your reputation.