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Navigating Challenging Conversations in the Workplace

Navigating challenging conversations can be downright anxiety provoking. The thinking that takes place before the actual conversation is usually much worse than the conversation itself. Employees spend a lot of time worrying about what to say, how the other person will take it, what will happen, and how they will be perceived. They create a …

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June #AskGretchen: Unwanted Advice, Long-Lasting Friendships, Dual Careers, and Flakes

Dear Gretchen: How do you recommend talking to a friend who is making poor choices in her life (men, alcohol), but gets extremely defensive when you bring it up? – Adrienne S., Sherman Oaks, CA Dear Adrienne: If your friend isn’t asking, then she doesn’t want your opinion. As harsh as that sounds, it’s better …

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