“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” - Dorothy Nevill
Here at Best Companies, we believe in stimulating difficult conversations which have the power and honesty to be real game changers within an organisation. But the thing about difficult conversations is that, well, they can prove pretty difficult. If you're involved in a tricky conversation that feels like it's running away with itself, be sure to catch your breath in order to slow down the flow. This way, you're much more likely to avoid saying something that you regret. Ask yourself, “is what I'm saying true?” and “is what I'm saying beneficial, and to whom?” Knowing when to stay quiet can be just as strong a tool as knowing what to say next.