Leading people means you're going to have to have tough conversations from time to time. It's just part of the deal. Knowing that doesn't make it any easier, but it is what it is . . . and what it is is one of the most difficult aspects of leading.
A little over a year ago, Sue Bates provided some great practical advice on navigating uncomfortable conversations, but I thought it was probably time to revisit the topic. So, I poked around the web and found a trio of great articles:
- How to Give Constructive Criticism: 10 Tips for Successful Coaching from the Modern Servant Leader blog
- Tips on Having Difficult Conversations from Harvard Business Review
- 5 Strategies for Tackling Tough Conversations by Scott McDowell at 99u
What additional advice would you give a leader faced with having to initiate a tough conversation with a group member?