QuickRead presents a summary of "Difficult Conversations" by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen:
Learn how to approach difficult conversations and discuss what matters most.
Difficult conversations are a part of everyday life. Each day we either attempt or avoid such conversations, whether it's confronting an underperforming employee or simply disagreeing with a spouse. Unfortunately, these tough conversations are inevitable so perhaps it's time to learn how to have one productively. Thankfully, authors Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen have put together tips and tricks to help you become better at communicating. As you read, you'll learn about the common mistakes people make when having difficult conversations as well as how to arm yourself with the tools you need to prevent them. In the end, you'll learn how to communicate effectively and have difficult conversations without hurting anyone in the process. Keep reading to learn how every discussion has Three Conversations and how you can approach and improve each one for more meaningful, purposeful conversations.