Think about the content, not the delivery.

Many managers worry about how they are going to soften the blow instead of what they’re going to say, says Porter. “That’s like preparing to give a speech & focusing on what you’ll wear rather than the content of your presentation,” she notes. Ask yourself, “What’s my core message? What do I hope this person takes away from the conversation? What do I want to happen next?” Write down what you will say & practice in the shower or on a trusted coworker. Zero in on the behavior or action, rather than discussing feelings, & giving concrete examples, like “I noticed you interrupted people six times in that meeting” (versus “You’re being rude to coworkers”).

Published by Zakieh Amer

I'm a housewife, and mother of a 6 year old dog. I don't have kids.

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