Ep12 - "How To Have Difficult Conversations That Hold Us Back?" Featuring Dawn Metcalfe
Would you have the courage to tell your boss they made a mistake or tell a client that YOU did?
Have you ever panicked at the idea of telling a colleague they smell?
What if you know you deserve that pay rise, but you just don’t know how to ask for it?
Despite caring about making good, implementable decisions that improve organisational growth, many people still don’t speak up – in fact, 70% of people when faced with conflict choose to ignore it.
For this event, we welcome author and founder, Dawn Metcalfe. Known for not being afraid to tell truth, her insights and straight-talking approach has kept her constantly in demand from large multinationals and government entities, across the Middle East, over the last 10 years.
Most of us can probably think of a situation we are avoiding, whether personally or professionally. Our natural instincts make us wary of confrontation or failure, or even situations in which we think people might not like us.
HardTalk helps us conquer those fears and discover how to succeed at the most difficult conversations to get the results we want.
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Having worked in seven countries ranging from when she was a teenager in Ireland through to her time teaching teachers in China, to her now home in Dubai, Dawn Metcalfe has worked with leaders at all levels around the region and beyond to change the way they see the world, their behaviour and their impact on others. As well as authoring The HardTalk Handbook and Managing the Matrix she is also the founder of Dubai-based PDSi which helps individuals and teams get even better at what they do best. Known for not being afraid to tell truth, her insights and straight-talking approach has kept her constantly in demand from large multinationals and government entities, across the Middle East, over the last 10 years. Dawn created HardTalk (a book and a programme) to help us get better at mastering the science and art of difficult conversations we keep avoiding. Using extensive research and neuroscience techniques, it explores the reasons behind communication behaviour and how to combat those that hold us back. Dawn’s HardTalk principles help people to hear and be heard effectively, to get the results they want.