Lately I am finding that business owners and leaders are more and more hesitant to have a difficult conversation for various reasons.
The worst thing you can do is to ignore it and hope that it will go away – it generally will not.
So, what happens when you do not?
· Team engagement drops
· You lose credibility
· You lose respect
· Other team members lower their standards
My question to leaders who do not provide feedback or have the difficult conversations is always; why would you stifle someone’s ability to grow and be better tomorrow than they were today?
It is your privilege and duty as a leader to impart knowledge you have acquired.
And it works both ways. It is not a one-way street.
You should encourage your team to have difficult chats with you as well.
It is important to seek feedback from those around you. As a leader, it is vitally important to keep learning, asking for input to improve your own performance.
Surround yourself with the right people; those that are honest with you, those that want you to be a better leader.
Do you need help having difficult conversations?
Why not contact me to have a no-obligation free chat about how I can assist you.