What do these 3 things have in common?
- Driving into the pick-up lane at your child's school.
- Showing up at the in-laws on Thanksgiving.
- Having a tough conversation at work.
Correct: You shouldn't 'come in hot' for any of them.
You might know already that before a difficult conversation at work, you should think about the desired outcome, plan a strategy, and role-play the conversation with a colleague.
Did you know you should also make time to vent? Getting emotional before is better than getting emotional during a conversation.
*Coming in hot refers to an action performed at a fast, perhaps reckless, speed. It's best left to military operations, not family gatherings or the workplace.
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