Nobody Likes Having Difficult Conversations at Work

Can We Talk? Seven Principles for Managing Difficult Conversations at Work makes challenging conversations easier.

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Are You Avoiding a Challenging Work Conversation?

It’s no fun to have tough conversations at work, whether it’s your employees, peers, colleagues, or boss. In fact, a vast majority of us prefer to avoid difficult conversations all together.

But avoiding these conversations with your colleagues or direct reports hoping the problem will go away isn’t a realistic option — and frequently makes a tough situation worse.

You need a strategy that won’t leave you feeling uncertain about how to handle the tough conversations and allows you to achieve the best possible outcomes.

To help you, I’ve identified the principles for managing difficult conversations at work.

This Book Is For You If…

  You’re an executive and you’d like to strengthen your organization’s ability to have difficult conversations.

  You’re a leader within a business and you’d like to learn how to have difficult conversations with your colleagues, supervisor and team members.

  You’re an individual who wants to learn how to approach challenging conversations in the workplace with greater ease.

Recognizing that it takes two people to engage in meaningful conversation, Can We Talk? outlines how to lead tough conversations in order to achieve the best possible result. Not only will you learn how to have difficult conversations at work, but you’ll also learn how to develop better, more meaningful relationships with your employees, manager, and colleagues.

Roberta Matuson, The Talent Maximizer®

For more than 25 years, Roberta Matuson, President of Matuson Consulting, has helped leaders in highly regarded companies, including General Motors, Takeda, and Microsoft, and small- to medium-size businesses, achieve dramatic growth and market leadership through the maximization of talent.

Illustrated with scenarios from everyday work situations, Can We Talk? offers guidance on how to create the right conditions for a meaningful discussion.

Discover the seven key principles that enable both parties to gain a deeper understanding of the other person’s point of view in order to resolve common, and not-so-common, employment issues.

Receive these bonuses when you order Can We Talk? Seven Principles For Managing Difficult Work Conversations by September 28, 2021, and provide proof of purchase

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2 BOOKS – GOOD DEAL

Buy 2, one for you and one for a friend, and you’ll be invited to a free interactive webinar on Zoom titled, Awkward! How to Navigate Difficult Conversations at Work with Ease. In this session, I’ll be taking questions on how to handle a particular workplace conversation that you’ve been putting off. You can even invite a friend to the session. Value $495

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5 BOOKS – SOLID DEAL

Buy 5, one for you and 4 friends or team members and in addition to the above, you can ask me anything via email for 30 days and I will provide you with one private coaching call during that same period of time. Value $1,500

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25 BOOKS – TERRIFIC DEAL

Buy 25, one for you and 24 of your team members, and in addition to the above you can ask me anything via email for 90 days, and I will provide you with 3 private coaching calls during that same period of time. Value $5,000

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100 BOOKS – BEST DEAL EVER!

Buy 100, one for you and 99 books for your employees, and in addition to the above, I will deliver a free 45-minute speech for your organization (you only pay for the travel expenses, if applicable). Value $12,500.
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Free Bonus Chapter:

How to Tell an Employee They’re Not Ready for a Promotion

“I’ve been working here for several months. Where’s my promotion?”

Consider how they felt about you and your company before asking this tough question.

Consider the courage it often takes for an employee to ask this difficult question. Put yourself in their shoes.

Your words and actions will impact whether your employee stays or goes, as well as their feelings about you and the company well into the future.

And yet, you’re likely unprepared for how to handle the question.

In fact, you’re likely unprepared to handle many difficult questions like this one.

Get step-by-step guidance on how to expertly answer this question in the moment, handle additional conversations, and develop the employee so they can achieve their career goals.

This chapter is not available in the book.

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