It takes courage to initiate a conversation to discuss issues we would rather avoid – the 'undiscussable'.
These courageous conversations often make the biggest impact, and require us to speak candidly and to listen openly. But life's transformative conversations are often the most difficult, so we can tend to avoid them.
Here are some useful links to help to prepare to broach sensitive issues ...
- I'm Sorry: How to Apologize, and Why it Matters. Dr Harriet Lerner and Brené Brown.
- Empathy: The Heart of Difficult Conversations. Michelle Stowe.
- Three Ways to Lead Tough Unavoidable Conversations. In this practical talk, conflict resolution expert Adar Cohen urges us to lean into difficult conversations, offering three simple ways to steer them effectively.