"As Leaders, we must either invest a reasonable amount of time attending to fears and feelings, or squander an unreasonable amount of time trying to manage ineffective and unproductive behavior." Brene Brown
Helpful Language for Tough Conversations
From Dare to Lead by Brene Brown p. 35-40
What does support from me look like?
What questions can I answer?
Can I check out an assumption with you?
The story I’m telling myself is…. Is it true?
When navigating a difficult season with your team: In the midst of all of this we still need to produce work that makes us proud. Let’s each write down one thing we need from this group in order to feel okay sharing and asking questions, and one thing that will get in the way.
Say more. Context and details matter. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.