At certain chapters in our lives, we are facing the ‘difficult conversation.’ The ones we know from the beginning will have a long lasting effect on the future and one we will seldom forget.
But these conversations are also worth studied, especially to learn from former mistakes and improve for the next one.
And the Finnish Business Council is hosting a lecture that may as well just help that.
This is the official press release:
Difficult Conversations – at work or at home – are moments that linger in our memories and may even come back to haunt us in times when we need strength most.
Characterized by heated exchanges, flustered expressions, and uncomfortable pauses, they bring up immediate emotions like anger, frustrations, and longer term feelings of self-doubt and regrets. The reality is that conversations do not get easier as we grow older in life or more senior in position. Performance appraisals, exit interviews, disillusioned staff, pushy subordinates, over-ambitious interns, rebellious teenage children, brooding spouse, — the list of scenarios is endless.
Understanding the intricacies of the spoken and unspoken, the what and why before turning to the how (techniques) enable a greater chance of using the right tool in a timely manner, heightening the possibility of averting a full-blown verbal and emotional tsunami.
This executive development program is a short overview around the challenges of communication beyond the basics.
About the speaker:
Owner at Wing and Wheel
Linda has 30+ years experience in the field of Learning and Organizational Development. She started off with academia, and then joined the corporate world, working for numerous industries throughout Asia. Being proficient in English, Cantonese and Putonghua, she merges Western studies into Asian context effortlessly. In terms of corporate scenarios, start-ups, joint-ventures, acquisitions, mergers, she was there.
These days, running her own company, Wing and Wheel (Asia) Limited, Linda focuses on Change Management for senior management and talent groups. The brain is the mastermind of all activities and behaviours, therefore mindset change BEFORE skill set change is of great importance. Be it platform delivery, private executive coaching or special projects, Linda’s unique and refreshing way of offering new angles to familiar management topics has always been very well-received.