May 30, 2022

How can I Master Challenging Conversations? (Kind Leadership Challenge 17)

How can I Master Challenging Conversations? (Kind Leadership Challenge 17)
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Greetings Kind Leaders, and Happy Memorial Day to those of you in the USA! Before I let you get back to your barbecues, or catch up on your emails from the long weekend, I did want to let you know that the free guide to Mastering Challenging Conversations is live!

 If you’re listening to this podcast, you’re most likely an educational or library leader who wants to build a better world and stay true to yourself in the process.  You want to make a meaningful impact in your work, but are stuck in the daily grind of overwork, overwhelm, and drama, which in turn can lead to survival mode and burnout. You may feel stuck, frustrated or even ashamed that you don’t know how to change.

Oftentimes, when we’re stuck in overwork, overwhelm, or drama, that’s because there’s a conversation we need to have. That conversation could be with someone you serve who is behaving in ways that make things challenging for your team or the rest of the community. It might be with a member of your team who is struggling with performance or making other team members uncomfortable with their behavior. Or that needed conversation could be with a stakeholder who stands between you and the resources or political support your school or library needs to impact your community for the better. 

But you’re stuck because you don’t even know where to start. How do you successfully navigate these challenging conversations so that you can heal your team culture and acquire the resources you need to thrive?

That’s where Mastering Challenging Conversations comes in! In this free set of checklists, I apply the three core principles of kind leadership to planning, conducting, and moving forward from a challenging leadership conversation. Simply go to, enter your email, and start having the conversations that will make you burnout-proof, heal your team’s culture, acquire the resources you need to thrive, and impact your community for the better.

And once more, the link is Thanks for listening, and thanks for checking out the guide. I’ll be back next week with another Kind Leadership Challenge, so until then, stay kind now. 

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