You have to talk with a colleague about a fraught situation, but you're worried that they'll yell or blame you or shut down. You fear your emotions could block you from a resolution. But you can communicate in a way that's constructive - not combative.
Difficult Conversations walks you through:
• Uncovering the root cause of friction
• Maintaining a positive mind-set
• Untangling the problem together
• Agreeing on a way forward
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