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Navigating Tricky Conversations

Updated: Sep 14


Have you ever felt the room go silent after a comment you made? Like you could literally cut the tension with a knife?


In this episode of the Beauty of Conflict, Susan and CrisMarie talk about those tricky conversations that sometimes pop up with our partners, families, and even at work. The first thing we need to realize is everything we do and tell other people comes through love and not a negative feeling. Other tricky conversations can include setting boundaries, letting others know how you feel, or even using specific words.


These tricky conversations, when held in a healthy way, may bring a lot of perspectives to the surface and different points of view.


Tune in to this episode and join our tricky conversations. If you have a topic that you feel it’s hard to discuss at home or work, reach out and we’ll help you!



If you’d like us to speak at your organization about conflict, stress, team-building, or leadership, work with your team virtually, or coach you or leaders on your team, reach out to us!


If you enjoyed the show, please share the podcast with your family and friends, or post a five-star review on iTunes. Rating and reviewing the show helps spread the word, which means less friction and suffering for everyone, and who doesn’t want that?

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Key Take-Aways

  • How addressing everyone’s sense of safety may bring tricky conversations around other topics.

  • Why tricky conversations are often two individual concepts clashing.

  • How conversations are relational.

  • What impact speaking up may have on other people.

  • Why being personal is the way into the tricky conversations.



Resources


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CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke


Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

Watch their TEDx Talk: Conflict – Use It, Don’t Defuse It!

Order their new book, The Beauty of Conflict for Couples: Igniting Passion, Intimacy, and Connection in Your Relationship.


Download the eBook, How to Talk About Difficult Topics, today!


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