You go into a meeting with your head high and a strong sense of what you want; then you shuffle out of the conference room, flustered and wondering why you backed down. To stand up for yourself in difficult conversations, you need to be confident, respect your own contributions to the company and creatively muster ways to solve problems without doing the legwork yourself. Confidence coach Steve Errey outlines core principles that will help you endure challenging conversations and succeed without sacrificing your principles. getAbstract recommends reading this article if you sometimes struggle to remain steadfast and bookmarking it so it’s accessible when you must prepare for your next difficult conversation.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to stay steadfast in your values during difficult conversations at work,
- How to frame saying no as a positive and
- Why knowing your self-worth is essential to standing your ground.
About the Author
Steve Errey is a confidence coach who works with new senior executives to help them overcome self-doubt.
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