How to Manage Difficult Conversations

Is there someone in your life who is driving you nuts?  A colleague, spouse, friend, boss, staff member, child?  I’m going to share my simple strategy for dealing with any difficult conversation in a way that actually improves the existing relationship.  Coaching is about clarity and authenticity, which is the focus here, rather than strategy. You can use the following questions to prepare for virtually any difficult conversation (except maybe asking someone out—you are on your own for that one).  I strongly recommend writing out your answers and/or discussing them with a friend or coach. 

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