Communicating the hard stuff leaves even the best leaders stressed and queasy. You care deeply about the human beings you support. You don’t mean to play games, but a sprinkle of sugar-coating, with a dollop of “they don’t really need to know this…” diminishes trust and undermines your leadership.
When we’re not honest and direct, the message is lost, and the fill-in-the blank games begin. And yet, so many leaders chose to use spin, or speak with strategic ambiguity. Or, they only share part of the story because they believe the truth will be misused.
In this edgy video, I share 3 Ways to Deliver Tough Messages Effectively. (click on link to view)
It’s not easy, and I explore several sides of this challenge.
3 Ways to Deliver Tough Messages
1. Create genuine connections
2. Focus on the good guys
3. Tell the truth
This video is controversial. Help me stir the pot. What do you agree with, what concerns you? What tips do you have for delivering tough messages effectively? Let’s continue the conversation together.
Thank you to Tom and Joy Guthrie of Vizwerx for their amazing support in creating of this video.