We all have those things we put off – top of the list for many people, including leaders, are Conversations. You know the ones that you know are needed but are going to make waves, create discussion, unsettle people … So what do you do? Put it off. Hope that it will get better on its own or deliver wishy-washy words that really skirt around the issue and leave people more confused than when you started.
There are many … and they are far worse than taking action – no matter how uncomfortable you may feel.
The reason why these conversations are needed? You care. You give a damn. It is the same reason we have tough conversations with our kids. We are invested in their future. If you did not care, you wouldn’t have noticed some behaviours or actions that require change. The fact that you care – is at the very heart of why it’s so important to start the conversation. So because we care – it’s important to remember that the conversations are not about criticising, blaming or finger-pointing – it’s about HELPING not HARMING.
If you don’t step in and address the issue, you’re potentially really facilitating the continuation of their behaviour which is going to be detrimental to their career and possibly deny them an opportunity to grow and change. And – if you’re a leader and in charge of a team – your team members might start questioning your judgement and ability to lead.
Bottom line, their behaviour or actions could potentially impact you, your business, and your bottom line. Either in the form of sales, productivity or team morale. Be brave, start the conversation. Challenge your internal narrative to focus on the benefits to yourself, the team and the other party of having this conversation. – as well as the potential consequences of not.
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