Five strategies to make difficult workplace conversations easier

Written by Rebecca Burn-Callander Tuesday 25 July 2023
Difficult conversations and sharing bad news is one of the trickier leadership responsibilities, but you can’t avoid it. Embracing vulnerability and strategising well will make it feel more manageable
Two frustrated people having a difficult conversation

As a leader, you experience highs and lows when managing people. It’s easy to tell someone they are hired or can expect a juicy annual bonus; telling them about a company restructuring or a failed promotion is more of a challenge. But there are ways to make sharing bad news less awkward for both parties. 

Here are five ways to hone your skills as a communicator and manager to make difficult conversations a breeze.

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