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Career Services: Tackling Tough Workplace Conversations


Many people avoid tough work conversations. Your boss doesn’t understand your contribution and judges you negatively. Your direct report missed a deadline. You need help from peers who have no time for your project. How can you approach people in a positive way that gets results, especially if you don’t have authority? Talking turkey may be what’s necessary to save a project, get scarce resources, or mend a misunderstanding. Nannette Rundle Carroll is author of the newly released book, The Communication Problem Solver (AMACOM Books). She has recently been featured in Investors Business Daily’s “10 Secrets to Success.”  

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