Do you dread your upcoming one-on one meeting with your manager? 

Not sure how it will turn out? 

The idea of participating in this conversation is giving you the cold chills, and makes you want to call in sick just to avoid the conversation, right?

Planning for the next meeting with your manager can reduce the anxiety level you experience just before entering the conference room or office.

Creating a plan, even tweeking the planned discussion can help you feel more confident in your responses, the topics being discussed, as well as improve the outcome.

Rather than agonize over the topics and the possible outcome, why not prepare in advance by using our Difficult Conversation with Your Boss Checklist.

Take a look now, test it for the next meeting, and let us know the outcome!

(updated 12/5/0; Originally published 11/10/2015))