Uncomfortable Conversations

We don’t need to have uncomfortable conversations. We need to have honest conversations. Diverse in the City™️ There is no doubt difficult conversations can be uncomfortable. I take issue with the recent mantra that we “need” to have “uncomfortable conversations.” I don’t know about you, but I’m more honest when discomfort isn’t a requirement. Even when all parties involved are equally open-minded, certain topics can … Continue reading Uncomfortable Conversations

Respectful Disagreement

“I hear you, I’m not trying to convince you, and I’m seriously going to think about what you just said.” Diverse in the City™️ Respectful disagreement is agreeing to disagree and walking away with a better understanding of the other person’s perspective as well as our own. Sometimes in the name of respectful disagreement, we don’t really hear each other but instead rush to close … Continue reading Respectful Disagreement