Introduction: In this episode, David Wood, former consulting actuary and founder of the world’s largest coaching business, shares insights on how to master tough conversations. As a firm believer in the idea that avoiding tough conversations can hold us back from achieving success and happiness, David is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations overcome their communication challenges. He is also the author of “Mouse in the Room – Because the Elephant isn’t Alone: For Leaders, Managers, Partners, Parents and…Humans.”

Key points:

  • The importance of having tough conversations instead of avoiding them
  • Strategies for preparing for and initiating tough conversations
  • Tips for navigating difficult emotions during tough conversations
  • The role of active listening and empathy in effective communication
  • The benefits of mastering tough conversations in both personal and professional contexts

Conclusion: David Wood provides valuable insights on how to master tough conversations and achieve greater success and happiness in both work and life. By embracing the challenge of tough conversations, preparing effectively, and practicing active listening and empathy, individuals and organizations can overcome communication challenges and unlock their full potential. Tune in to learn from this experienced communication and leadership expert.

Show resources:

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