Think about a time when you handled a difficult situation (and yourself) well. Would you like more of those high performance experiences?
Think about a disagreement when things went sour, got messy, or got in the way of the relationship. Would you like fewer of those experiences?
You can. You can do conflict better at work or at home. You can negotiate better for yourself or others. You can strengthen important relationships by reducing the debris of conflict. You can advance at work with savvy, high-performance interpersonal communications skills.
What would happen if you committed yourself to really learning how to step up to the conversations that matter? What would happen if you said, "Over the next 90 days I’m going to figure out how to speak my mind and get to the heart of the matter" for you most important work and home relationships?
Better relationships don’t come from avoiding the hard conversations. They come from engaging and really connecting with dialogue.
Why not make the commitment to step up? Isn’t it time?