We Need To Talk

Recently, Twitter user Alex (@Alex_McDavid) pointed out something that needs to be reminded to everyone:

“For the managers, “I need to talk to you” and “I need to talk to you about X” can be the difference between a panicked vs a helpful employee”

Alex is right. And that not only applies to managers, but everyone else as well.

It’s simple empathy. Think about how you want your messaged received before delivering it. How would someone feel when they hear or read your words?

I once had a manager who would start negative conversations by leaving a note on my desk with the words “See me.”


Fast forward 5 years later and a manager for a different company in a different industry put a note on my desk that said “See me”.

I felt just as panicked.

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