Having a Difficult Conversation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

Posted on July 13, 2019


Author Judy Ringer has a post at mediate.com entitled “We Have to Talk:A Step-by-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations”. Her advice is practical and insightful. Four of her points are outlined here:

*Enter talks with a positive and not a negative goal. Your goal should be to find solutions and not to simply vent.
*Consider which of your buttons are being pushed. Do you have your own agenda in seeking the conversation?
*Instead of thinking of your opponent as being the source of the conflict, try to view them as a potential partner in finding a solution.
*Ask yourself how you may have contributed to the problem when you consider the same about your opponent.

The article makes for a good read. We all are engaged in conversations daily. Focusing on how we converse with others is time well-spent.