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Having Difficult Conversations Isn't Easy

One of the most important things a CEO must do is have skillful difficult conversations – holding people accountable, rolling out change people don’t like, pushing back with the board, and for those of you with teenagers, telling them “no” to something they really, REALLY, want.    I’ve trained and coached many CEO’s, and these are 4 common mistakes that they (and I) make that will trigger other people defensive emotions when having a difficult conversation:

the ceo magazine, leadership,
Jonathan Terrell, Founder & President, KCIC

On February 5, 2018, I became one of a small number of people from around the globe to complete the World Marathon Challenge — seven marathons, in seven days, on all seven continents.

It was a grueling experience, but I was successful because I applied several lessons I’ve learned since transforming myself into an endurance athlete seven years ago after feeling unhealthy and overweight. While I am a pretty fair athlete now, I don’t win races. I am just a regular guy who decided to get in shape and do something extraordinary for a cause I believe in. 

Clark, my client, stopped by our office unexpected:  “I have good news and bad news. The good news first. . . . A couple of partners and I just bought a small telecom—a spinoff of the division I managed before we all got laid off.”

“Sounds like great news,”  I said.

“Maybe. If we can make a go of it.”

“The bad news?”

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