How to Get Past Conversational Smoke and Mirrors

by  Susan Mazza  |  Workplace Issues

Have you ever been frustrated by a conversation (or a series of them!) that seems to go nowhere no matter how hard you try?

Progress can be illusive at best when two or more people are in a conversation in which they are not committed to the same outcome. Yet even when you are seemingly on the same page about the purpose of a conversation, it can still be difficult when you encounter someone who is like a magician making clarity, focus, and progress evaporate in an instant.

The key to productivity lies in how well you prepare for the next conversation. In this post, discover 3 things you must do to prepare for a productive and satisfying conversation.

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Articles By susan-mazza
Susan Mazza works with leaders and their organizations to transform their performance from solid to exceptional as a business consultant, leadership coach and motivational speaker. CEO of Clarus-WORKS, Founder/Author of Random Acts of Leadership™, and Co-Author of The Character-Based Leader, Susan was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders by Trust Across America in 2013.  »  View Profile

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