This interactive self study e-learning course provides an introduction to handling difficult conversations. Using a range of realistic examples, scenarios and challenges, it is the ideal starting point to begin building your ability to conduct challenging conversations.
Difficult Conversations 101 is for anyone looking for a clear, easy to understand introduction on the best way to handle difficult conversations in the workplace. It is part of the Mind Tools 101 self-study suite, designed to help you build your personal effectiveness as a manager or leader.
By completing Difficult Conversations 101 you will be able to:
Outline the benefits of having a difficult conversation.
Detail and apply the steps involved in preparing for a difficult conversation.
Explain the importance of effective listening, feedback and reading body language in a difficult conversation.
Identify reasons for negative reactions.
Describe techniques to diffuse argumentative, aggressive, or hostile behavior.
This course takes up to an hour to complete and can be accessed on all devices.