There is a right time to have that direct, elephant-in-the-room conversation with a respected colleague. The one where you say out loud what both you and she have been thinking.
That time is now. Right now. Today.
Conversations swirl around in every which way, between everyone but the two people who need to sit down and talk. As if that truth is somehow not really out there if we don’t look it in the eye. As if we can get anything – anything – of substance done if we don’t get this out of the way first.
I promise, it will be a huge relief to everyone to talk about this – that thing that matters most, that thing that’s keeping you from getting from here to there.
These conversations need to be rife with respect and dripping with caring. You can’t fake wanting the other person to succeed.
And you can’t wait another day.