Leadership Tips: Get to the Ground Truth of an Issue

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Have you ever had a conversation with someone and something did not sit well with you? I’m talking about the visceral feeling in the pit of your stomach.

This week’s Fierce Tip is to obey your instinct and verbalize your concern to the person you are speaking with, so you can learn what is really happening – the ground truth.

Often we can put blinders on when it comes to certain topics and even with certain people. It’s only when we engage in the conversation with others and see their reactions that it becomes clear there might be more that needs to be uncovered and discussed.

This week when you’re having a conversation with someone, and it becomes clear that there is more than what is initially on the surface, don’t let yourself or the other person brush over what needs to be explored.

Listen to your instincts and at least articulate that you feel like you’ve just skimmed the surface. If there isn’t time to dig deeper right then, set up a time to re-visit the topic.

It may surprise you how keen your instincts are when you actually listen to them.

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