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Confront Someone About A Difficult Issue

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Remain calm – that’ll get you the best results

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Decide what the outcome is that you ideally want, maybe also with a back-up outcome. Just telling them how you feel is no use if you don’t have an objective in mind.

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Consider NOT confronting them. Maybe a confrontation will cause more trouble than it solves? Can they really change? Is there another option, like changing the way you interact with them?

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Think about the type of person that they are – are they more likely to be influenced by facts or by emotions, do they care about how you feel, and do they want a long build up or a short sharp meeting?

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Get the facts on the money – which parts of the project went over budget? ? .

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Prepare the exact words you will use – how will you show that you understand their situation, then say how you feel, then explain what you want, and then ask them if they can see your point of view. ? .

( Tip 5 of 7 )

Prepare the exact words you will use – how will you show that you understand their situation, then say how you feel, then explain what you want, and then ask them if they can see your point of view. ? .

( Tip 5 of 7 )

If necessary push yourself into having the meeting by taking just the first step of saying you want to meet with them, and arranging a time. Then there’s no going back! ? .

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