Difficult Conversations are, well, difficult. So are HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) sessions. HIIT can boost your physical fitness, difficult conversations can boost your professional fitness – or maybe even your general mental wellbeing, since difficult conversations might not be restricted to your work environment.
Difficult Conversations are actually a great mental workout – in the right measure. Your muscles can thrive on 2-3 short HIIT sessions per week – otherwise, you risk injury. Your brain can probably do 1-2 difficult conversations per week – otherwise, you risk burnout. Your “normal” meetings would be the equivalent of the low-intensity cardio training you do in between 😉
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