Intention & Impact
If we can’t feel safe enough to have difficult conversations in an open and honest way, we will never get to a place where we can transform our culture. -Judith Glaser | Conversational Intelligence
What conversation have you been avoiding?
You've probably spend a fair amount of time focused on the problems of this difficult conversation. Since that drains your energy and rarely works well, experiment with shifting your focus. Consider what's possible by asking yourself:
- In what ways could that difficult conversation support the relationship?
- What would be different if you listened to connect, rather than primarily to understand?
- What conscious intention and impact could you bring to that conversation to facilitate mutually desirable outcomes?