“Often when it matters most we tend to do our worst.”
Joseph Grenney, the author of Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, spoke recently at the Global Leadership Summit.
He suggests we ask ourselves what crucial conversation we are not holding or not holding well. When a conflict arises or a tough situation presents itself, how do we move through those conversations?
– At work do we tip-toe around certain people or issues rather than dealing with them in love?
– In marriage, are areas of finances, sex, or the in-laws out-of-bounds?
– With our children, do certain subjects always end up in frustration or arguments?
“We will either talk these things out or we will act it out.”
We have all seen when there is a monkey in the room which never is discussed. We end up acting on this, making things worse.