How great leaders have difficult conversations - #025
In today’s episode, we're talking about how great leaders have difficult conversations.
I want to continue the discussion around racism, privilege, and adding the layer of having hard conversations, especially as a leader.
This is the thing, in order to be heard, in order to get through to another person, we MUST be able to communicate effectively in such a way that the other person, or group of people, can hear what it is that we have to say and, by doing so change their own beliefs around something.
When we disagree, the only way to bridge that gap is by understanding and learning how to communicate effectively.
If you have felt confused or lost not knowing what to say or do, now is the time to be rigorous with your own bias, your own false assumptions, your own limitations, now is the time to learn how great leaders have difficult conversations.
Why we are living through times that require us to have impossible conversations
Why, in order to be heard by people who hold different beliefs, we must be able to COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
Understanding that when we disagree, the use of FORCE to change someone’s belief is downright ineffective
Why, when we disagree, the only way to bridge the gap is through the power of language, of words
How to use conversations to invite others to explore their own assumptions, their morals, their ideas and their worldview
Why it’s crucial to understand that avoiding impossible conversations does NOT lead to change
When thinking of initiating change in your company, your community, or in society, you MUST be willing to have uncomfortable conversations, and ignoring the issue won’t make it go away
What needs to happen for us as leaders to overcome our own biases so that we can start having impossible conversations
Why the first step is always to educate yourself
How it all starts by setting the intention of wanting to understand others
Why we can’t change what we can’t see
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