Susan Moore and Scott Bennett are joined by guest speaker Mindy Bohannon, to delve into the challenges of difficult conversations. They share their own reactions and triggers when faced with such conversations and discuss how to approach them in a productive and empathetic manner. Mindy highlights the role of empathy in diffusing tension and getting everyone back on the same page. The hosts and guest emphasize the importance of acknowledging and managing emotions during these encounters.

A few key take-aways:

1️⃣ Respect is Key: Difficult conversations can be challenging, but they ultimately come down to respect. 💯🤝

2️⃣ Focus on Objectives: It's easy for difficult conversations to go off track and become tangents. To avoid this, it's crucial to stay focused on the objective. 🎯📈

3️⃣ Cultural Awareness: Our guest speaker shared a fascinating personal experience about working with someone from a different cultural background. By fostering cultural awareness, we can create a more inclusive and understanding environment. 🌍🤝

Resources:

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Business Analysis Live is hosted by:

- Susan Moore, Community Engagement Manager at IIBA

- Scott Bennett, Manager, Business Analysis at IIBA

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