Why You Need to Have Difficult Conversations (EP063)

Why do you need to have difficult conversations? Many people shy away from challenging or difficult conversations. They avoid them or make excuses as to why they don’t need to have that difficult conversation.

Instead, they may try to leave “clues” in the hope the other person will pick up on those clues and change their behaviour. This rarely works.

Difficult conversations are a necessary part of your personal and professional life. As a leader, rather than avoiding them, you need to tackle them head on. 

When you do, you feel empowered. Because you’re no longer taking a passive approach to life allowing a difficult situation to continue. You’re dealing with it in an assertive way.

There are many reasons as to why you need to have difficult conversations. In this episode, I talk about the top 3 reasons that push me to have difficult conversations when I need to.

You will learn about:

  • People won’t pick up on your clues.
  • It reduces your stress and anxiety.
  • It helps you set boundaries for the future.

If you’ve ever had difficulty addressing problems in your work life or personal life and you want reasons as to why difficult conversations are important, this episode is for you.

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Kara Ronin is the founder of Executive Impressions. She is an executive coach who specialises in leadership presence, social skills and business etiquette. She is also the creator of Bestselling Udemy course, Business Etiquette 101. Kara’s advice and unique perspectives have been featured in Time Inc., Business Insider, Ignites Europe (a Financial Times Service), The Muse, The Local France, The West Australian, and more. Kara works regularly with lawyers, investment bankers, and finance professionals to help them build presence, authority and influence in business. Get Kara's insights delivered straight to your inbox