Thoughts on Crucial Conversations

May 30, 2014

in Leadership, Negotiation

I love the book Crucial Conversations. It is a must read.

I’m not the best at crucial conversations. I often mumble or say things more dramatically than I mean. I often miss important elements of the conversation and only think to have said them hours after the conversation.

In those cases of missing elements, there are two choices for how to act: 1) let sleeping dogs lie by not broaching the crucial conversation again, or 2) reentering the critical conversation at a later point.

More often than not, I crave clarity and seek #2.

What are your thoughts on crucial conversations and broaching crucial conversations a second or third time?

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