We’ve all had times we’ve needed to be blunt with someone.
But it doesn’t matter if it was with your boss, a peer, subordinate or loved one- it’s never easy.
Either way, this is a skill that cannot be avoided. Whether you’re managing messaging across your team, problem-solving, or making decisions, striking a balance between being blunt and respectful must be mastered because effective communication is the foundation for successful leadership.
So where does one start on this journey to master the art of being blunt? Today’s episode is all about the specific factors to take into consideration as you decide the best approach to your situation, and how to use them to your advantage.
These factors include (but are not limited to):
- Specific delivery-oriented strategies you can immediately apply to your messaging (9:30)
- Paraverbals – what they are and how to practice them (12:00)
- How to actively listen without coming off as passive aggressive (14:15)
- The particular components of context that you MUST be mindful of (24:30)
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