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Having Difficult Conversations

Having Difficult Conversations

with Britt Andreatta

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I'm Dr.Britt Andreatta, and I'm pleased to welcome you to this course on having difficult conversations. In this course, we're going to explore how you can have difficult conversations. There are generally three types of difficult conversations: those that go badly, those that go very well, and those that are avoided. We're going to focus on having a successful conversation that not only achieves the desired outcome but enhances the relationship as well. In this course I'll share with you specific tips and strategies for having difficult conversations.

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Having Difficult Conversations
2h 17m Appropriate for all Jul 30, 2013

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Leadership coach and lynda.com director of learning and development Britt Andreatta shares her tips and strategies for having difficult conversations. In her four-phase model, you'll discover the situations that lead up to difficult conversations, decide when the conversation is warranted, prepare for the interaction, and monitor outcomes to ensure success.

Along the way, learn the secrets of turning difficult conversations into successful interactions that enhance communication and rapport. Improve both your professional and personal relationships, finding your way back from conflict through mutually successful outcomes.

Topics include:
  • What is a difficult conversation?
  • Understanding why conversations go badly
  • Changing your tipping point
  • Building your ladder—and climbing down
  • Knowing your triggers
  • Reframing your adversary
  • Being prepared for the conversation
  • Taking responsibility
  • Sharing goals and experience
  • Co-creating a solution
  • Developing the action plan
  • Building better feedback
Subjects:
Business Business Skills Career Development Leadership Management Communication Education Teacher Professional Development
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Britt Andreatta

Welcome

I'm Dr.Britt Andreatta, and I'm pleased to welcome you to this course on having difficult conversations. In this course, we're going to explore how you can have difficult conversations. There are generally three types of difficult conversations: those that go badly, those that go very well, and those that are avoided. We're going to focus on having a successful conversation that not only achieves the desired outcome but enhances the relationship as well. In this course I'll share with you specific tips and strategies for having difficult conversations.

We'll cover the four phases of successful conversations and specific components of the conversation itself. We'll also look at when you have to initiate a difficult conversation, as well as when you're on the other side. This course will help you prepare step-by-step to have your conversation. Let's get started.

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