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Clearwater Consulting to Speak on Tough Talks at HR Star Conference

Becky Dannefelser and Laura Stanley of Clearwater Consulting Group will speak on "Tough Talk: How to Disarm Difficult Conversations" at the sold-out HR Star Conference in Atlanta, GA on September 7, 2017.

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4 Ways to Eliminate Difficult Conversations About Performance Reviews

Performance reviews remain one of the most difficult conversations that most leaders dread having with others. So what can one do to have a positive experience during a performance review? What can a person do to take the difficult conversation around performance, money or expectations and change it into a more engaging one where both parties--the manager and the direct report--walk out feeling good about things?

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Guest Blog: Difficult Conversations: A Failure to Communicate

Earlier this month Becky Dannenfelser and Conni Todd presented a workshop based on our book, Tough Talk: Ten Tips for Disarming Difficult Conversations to the PMI Atlanta Chapter. It was a great evening and Becky and Conni truly appreciated the interactions with the audience who were very sophisticated and engaged with the topic. And a special thanks to Mike Ososki for the following article which originally appeared here

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Difficult Conversations: Find Your Courage

We all want a workplace in which we are engaged in productive work; a culture of engagement in which we can safely identify and discuss issues as they occur, truthfully and with resolution. To work with others we trust and who trust us. But less than half of us believe that our organizations have environments in which healthy dialog is encouraged. What can you do about it?

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View our "Tough Talk" book launch video

We had a blast celebrating with friends, colleagues, and clients the publication of our new book, "Tough Talk: Ten Tips for Disarming Difficult Conversations". It was gratifying to us to see that our passion to help organizations maintain creative focus by confronting potential derailers early is embraced by so many thoughtful, smart and savvy leaders. Enjoy this one minute salute to the evening and creative solutions!

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