Relationship conflict is inevitable, and how we go about working through challenging issues can make or break a partnership. Whether with a colleague, friend, partner or family member, being able to discuss challenging issues in a manner that encourages constructive and honest communication is vital for long-term relationship integrity and satisfaction.
If you are looking to enhance your communication skills, and build healthier relationships, Brené Brown has created an “Engaged Feedback Checklist” to guide you.
Conversations that require us to share constructive feedback and promote self reflection can bring up a variety of emotions. Taking inventory of our feelings, prior to important conversations, equips us with self awareness that informs how we will “show up” in the conversation.
It is a skill to be able to create a discussion that facilitates shared accountability, empathy, respect and avoids disengagement. Let this checklist serve as a blueprint for communication, and see how it can take your conversations to the next level.
Written by: Michelle Rathburn