How to Have Difficult Conversations at Work and Win

Hi, I’m Nicola from The People Mentor, and in today’s podcast, I want to talk about how to have difficult conversations and win.  Now, by winning, I mean how to have the conversation successfully. It’s not about winning.  I’ve seen it so many times. Managers go into difficult conversations and their goal is to try … Read more

How To Have Difficult Conversations At Work Without Crying

Hi, I’m Nicola from The People Mentor and today, I want to talk about difficult conversations, and in particular, how to have them without crying. One of the things that many people worry about when they have to have a difficult conversation is that they’ll lose control of their emotions. They worry about exploding with … Read more

Why Avoiding Difficult Conversations Is So Damaging To Your Team 

Avoiding conversations blog

Most of us have actively avoided a difficult conversation. Nobody relishes having that feeling of dread in the pit of their stomach or the worry that a conversation will become a full-blown confrontation. But let’s face it, avoiding difficult conversations forever is neither possible nor wise. The stress, strains, uncertainty, and developments of the last … Read more

Difficult Conversations – Navigating the Boss Versus Friend Relationship

Hi, I’m Nicola from The People Mentor. Welcome to my podcast series on difficult conversations. In it, I’m answering some questions that I’ve been asked and hopefully sharing some wisdom from my 30 years of leading teams. Today’s podcast explores what to do when you get promoted and you’re in a position where you have … Read more

Crucial conversations versus radical candour – which one is best?

Hi, I’m Nicola from The People Mentor. Today, I’m going to look at different approaches to dealing with crucial and difficult conversations to get the best outcome. No manager ever relishes having a conversation where they have to let someone go, or tell them about a change they weren’t expecting. Sometimes it’s not actually delivering … Read more