How to Start a Conversation You’re Dreading
In this video, I talk about pushing past the feeling of dread and getting to the heart of a difficult conversation. Leadership means creating or forging ahead in a direction that many may not be happy with. How can we overcome our fear of the “cringe” moment?
The strategy I offer is simple, but it’s not easy. It requires emotional courage, which is necessary to close the gap between knowing what to do and actually doing it. Emotional courage is one of the main qualities I cultivate in leaders at the Bregman Leadership Intensive because it’s what makes good leaders great.
Peter Bregman is CEO of Bregman Partners, a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations through programs (including the Bregman Leadership Intensive), coaching, and as a consultant to CEOs and their leadership teams. Best-selling author of 18 Minutes, his most recent book is Four Seconds. To receive an email when he posts, click here.