Confronting the Leader
Support-Confront-Support Leadership Challenge
We provide support and feedback to those we work with because when we invest in each other’s success, the whole organization is better off. Sometimes we face a situation when we need to provide feedback that is difficult to bring up to a colleague or even a supervisor. Already having a professional relationship established with this person is useful in this situation. It’s important to approach a conversation with a colleague or supervisor in a positive way and make sure the person understands you are speaking up because you care.
Read the following scenario and answer the questions to practice how to approach a courageous conversation. While this scenario and discussion is focused on a courageous conversation with a supervisor, the same preparation and structure supports this type of conversation with a colleague.