Stay on track, and plan your strategy for the next conversation.  

Use Checklists:  

  • Checklist #1 – For Your  Boss        
  • Checklist #2 – With Your CoWorkers

Difficult Conversations Checklists (DCC)

Let’s just address the elephant in the room.  You are dreading the next meeting with manager, or your coworkers, aren’t you?  The meeting is dreaded by everyone who attends, especially you. Sometimes, you will leave the meeting angry, depressed, confused and just plain exhausted.  The second, third and eight time you left the meeting in a similar fashion, you realized, you absolutely dreaded these meetings.  It would be a mistake to think that every meeting with your coworkers will be calm, and civil or that you will receive the recognition that you know you deserve.  No matter what the purpose of the meeting with your team mates, there are a few things items to prepare for – for every planned meeting with your bullying coworkers.

Ever leave the meeting feeling bulldozed?  

Creating a strategy – any effective strategy – for the meeting in the workplace is key to the successful interaction.  It is especially critical for communication coworkers, and avoid feeling overwhelmed, overtalked and left without any results that you wanted.  What to do? 

Create a new strategy for each meeting.

Why not keep it simple and straightforward? Using a method that can quickly be prepared before each meeting.  Plan ahead, and narrow the focus for the upcoming conversation.  The Difficult Conversations Checklist helps you define the key agenda topics towards your meeting goals, provide strategies  to navigate  the difficult moments and plan your meeting exit strategy.  We are offering the Difficult Conversations Checklist with Coworkers for $9.  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 planned conversation with your project team, your co-workers, even with vendors and consultants.  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 and achieve an improved, less stressful result.

Why Bother?

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, that today may not be the best time to leave for greener pastures.  (though 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 team members, and help make frequent small steps to a civil working communication style.  Whether you are a recent college graduate, experience 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.