You are dreading the next one-on-one meeting with your boss, aren’t you?  It’s required, and your company makes it a periodic requirement.  The first time this happened, you thought –

” …  one of us had a really bad day!

It would be a mistake to think that every meeting with your manager will be a calm, and civil discussion with you receiving all the recognition that you know you deserve.  No matter what the purpose of the meeting with your manager, there are a few things items to prepare for – for every planned meeting with our manager.  Proactively planning these key topics may reduce these “dreaded” one-on-one meetings. Ever leave the meeting with your boss and realize that you didn’t get what you needed?

The Difficult Conversations Checklist (DCC) helps you:

– define the key agenda topics
– provide strategies to navigate the difficult moments
– focus on the impression you wish to portray
– plan meeting exit strategy

You may be aware that we develop and deliver live and virtual workshops and symposiums, as well as create eLearning digital courses for the workplace here at – and we hope you will join us in the future.  This resource is different, fast, and easy.  It is meant to help you narrow your focus for the upcoming difficult conversation, stay on track, and plan your strategy – quickly and immediately.  It involves using our Difficult Conversations Checklist (DCC) – a simple resource that can improve the duration and outcome of the next one-on-one meeting with our manager.  The Difficult Conversations Checklist (DCC) helps you:

  1. define the key agenda topics towards your meeting goals
  2. provide strategies  to navigate  the difficult moments
  3. focus on the impression you wish to portray during the one-on-one
  4. plan your meeting exit strategy

Let’s get started

We are offering the Difficult Conversations Checklist (DCC) for a limited low price. Download it now and you’ll have the tool to start planning that next meeting within the hour.  Here’s what you get. The PDF checklist you can review and complete in advance of every meeting with your manager, project manager, or even your manager’s manager. 

The checklist is designed to be useful for anyone in the workplace – from those working in retail to healthcare to corporate – who want to find a way to improve the quality of the meetings with their boss, and achieve an improved, less stressful result. You are in this job for a reason – feed yourself and your family, student loans, gain new skills, finance a place to live, etc.  We understand that despite the current difficulty in the workplace with your boss, that today may not be the best time to leave for greener pastures. 

we understand if you are already working on “plan b

The Difficult Conversations Checklist (DCC) will give you a tool that you can modify and utilize to prepare for your conversations with our manager, and help make frequent small steps to a civil working communication style with your boss.  Whether you are a recent college graduate, experienced team member, or first-line manager caught in the middle, this checklist will help you to prepare – in advance, and with a plan to improve.