Summer Book Series #7 Special: Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High with Ron McMillan

Find free resources at www.CrucialConversations.com

When high stakes, opposing ¬†opinions and strong emotion come together, you know you’ve entered the realms of Crucial Conversations!

Not only are you facing a difficult discussion, but your body is wired to shut down the reasoning part of your brain so that you react rather than consider your responses – and for most of us this means we do our worst at these moments. Ironically, these Crucial Conversations are the 10% of our conversations that are also the most important.

The book [amazon ASIN=”0071401946″]Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High[/amazon] is one of the most important resources in my personal toolkit and I am delighted to be able to share this interview, with one of its co-authors Ron McMillan, with you today.

“If you can create safety, you can talk to almost anyone about almost anything, and they will thank you rather than being angry with you.”

Join me [Sam] as I interview Ron about the incredible impact these skills can have for transforming our relationships, the consequences of trying to ignore Crucial Conversations, and some tips for how we can:

  • Recognise when we’re in or entering Crucial Conversations.
  • Start improving, even if we are naturally conflict avoidant!
  • Learn a few simple techniques that we can start applying to immediately improve our ability to create safety in Crucial Conversations.

Fantastic free tools and resources are available at CrucialConversations.com.Continue reading

Difficult Conversations

You all know the types of conversations, the ones we dread having. Sam and Paul talk about how to tackle these difficult conversations keeping it on track and handling the situation with heart.