His biggest takeaway: “If you decide on having a serious ‘talk,’ go ahead and do it before it’s too late. Make sure you get to the point early on and don’t beat around the bush.” Anwar knows from experience — he just had his yesterday.
Fast Company contributor Michael Kaplan offers some pointers for the toughest talks in business:
- Straying from the real issue will always sabotage your mission.
- The future is more important than the past.
- There’s no anesthesia for the pain of a difficult conversation.
- Defending the weak parts of your argument is a waste of time.
Best of luck, Anwar! Keep us in the loop.