7 in 10 Americans are avoiding difficult conversations at work — here’s how to tackle them

She outlined three tips to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation at work. Expect the best, but prepare for the worstWhile you will be hoping for the best possible resolution to your conversation, it’s helpful to prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome. That way, you will be better able to keep your emotions in check and avoid escalating the situation, Sheehan noted. “Try to think through the worst-case scenarios and prepare for how you might respond in that situation. Say it ou


She outlined three tips to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation at work. Expect the best, but prepare for the worstWhile you will be hoping for the best possible resolution to your conversation, it’s helpful to prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome. That way, you will be better able to keep your emotions in check and avoid escalating the situation, Sheehan noted. “Try to think through the worst-case scenarios and prepare for how you might respond in that situation. Say it ou
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7 in 10 Americans are avoiding difficult conversations at work — here's how to tackle them

Nevertheless, approaching difficult conversations is not only an important workplace skill, it could also be what enables your next step forward, said Sarah Sheehan, Bravely’s chief customer officer, who co-founded the company with Hervey as a platform for confidential professional advice.

She outlined three tips to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation at work.

1. Consider viewpoints beyond your own

“It’s easy to think about yourself and only yourself when you’re dealing with something challenging at work, but take the time to think through how someone might see it from the other side, and whether certain circumstances could be creating the situation at hand,” said Sheehan.

Your manager is a person, too, noted Sheehan, so sometimes the best thing you can do is to put yourself in their shoes and try to think things through from a new perspective.

2. Expect the best, but prepare for the worst

While you will be hoping for the best possible resolution to your conversation, it’s helpful to prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome. That way, you will be better able to keep your emotions in check and avoid escalating the situation, Sheehan noted.

“Try to think through the worst-case scenarios and prepare for how you might respond in that situation. That way, you might be less likely to react with emotion,” she said.

3. Say it out loud

Finally, try rehearsing the conversation, either to yourself or someone else, to hone your message and perfect your delivery, said Sheehan.

“It will no doubt feel awkward at first,” she said, adding that “forcing yourself to say the words will help you hone how you deliver it, control the tone (which is super important!), and ensure you stick the landing.”

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Giuliani: Talks on Trump Tower in Moscow active during 2016 election

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow remained an “active proposal” as late as November of 2016, leaving open the possibility that Trump’s orbit continued to pursue the business deal up until the presidential election, months later than previously known. Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Giuliani said the president has told him he can “remember having conversations” with his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, about the proj


President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow remained an “active proposal” as late as November of 2016, leaving open the possibility that Trump’s orbit continued to pursue the business deal up until the presidential election, months later than previously known. Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Giuliani said the president has told him he can “remember having conversations” with his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, about the proj
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Giuliani: Talks on Trump Tower in Moscow active during 2016 election

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow remained an “active proposal” as late as November of 2016, leaving open the possibility that Trump’s orbit continued to pursue the business deal up until the presidential election, months later than previously known.

Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Giuliani said the president has told him he can “remember having conversations” with his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, about the project well into 2016. Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the timeline of his involvement in that proposal, admitting that he worked on it through June of 2016 after initially saying it ended at the beginning of that year.

“It’s our understanding that they went on throughout 2016,” Giuliani said of the discussions, adding that there “weren’t a lot of them, but there were conversations. Can’t be sure of the exact date,” Giuliani said, referring to written questions Trump and his lawyers have answered from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office.

“Probably could be up to as far as October, November. Our answers cover until the election. So anytime during that period they could’ve talked about it. But the president’s recollection of it is that the thing had petered out quite a bit.”

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Tony Robbins: This is the secret to getting a raise

If you want to up your salary, using popular negotiation strategies aren’t always going to do the trick, says life and business strategist Tony Robbins. The key to getting a raise comes down to the answer to one question: How can you add more value to your company? At the end of the day, “no technique is going to solve for not adding value,” Robbins tells CNBC Make It. What can I do to stand out from everybody else in this area — not just once, not twice, but all the time?” Speak to them and say


If you want to up your salary, using popular negotiation strategies aren’t always going to do the trick, says life and business strategist Tony Robbins. The key to getting a raise comes down to the answer to one question: How can you add more value to your company? At the end of the day, “no technique is going to solve for not adding value,” Robbins tells CNBC Make It. What can I do to stand out from everybody else in this area — not just once, not twice, but all the time?” Speak to them and say
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Tony Robbins: This is the secret to getting a raise

If you want to up your salary, using popular negotiation strategies aren’t always going to do the trick, says life and business strategist Tony Robbins.

The key to getting a raise comes down to the answer to one question: How can you add more value to your company? There’s no substitute for that. At the end of the day, “no technique is going to solve for not adding value,” Robbins tells CNBC Make It.

That’s why, before asking your boss for more money, he advises that you start by asking yourself, “What can I do that people will value in this environment? What can I do to stand out from everybody else in this area — not just once, not twice, but all the time?”

A simple way to figure out the answer is to set up a meeting and tell your manager, “I want to know what would it take for me to grow in this company another level. Speak to them and say, ‘Here is my goal,'” says Robbins, adding, “I would have conversations like that before any conversations about money.”


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These 8 simple phrases can help you avoid awkward political conversations at work

Political talk at work is getting harder and harder to avoid. In one recent survey, 64 percent of workers polled said political conversations in the office have become more heated within the last decade. Learning what to say when political talk arises is key to keeping professional relationships strong and getting quality work done. Heated discussions can leave employees frustrated, distrustful and unproductive, says Audra Jenkins, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Randstad US, an HR cons


Political talk at work is getting harder and harder to avoid. In one recent survey, 64 percent of workers polled said political conversations in the office have become more heated within the last decade. Learning what to say when political talk arises is key to keeping professional relationships strong and getting quality work done. Heated discussions can leave employees frustrated, distrustful and unproductive, says Audra Jenkins, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Randstad US, an HR cons
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These 8 simple phrases can help you avoid awkward political conversations at work

Political talk at work is getting harder and harder to avoid. In one recent survey, 64 percent of workers polled said political conversations in the office have become more heated within the last decade.

Learning what to say when political talk arises is key to keeping professional relationships strong and getting quality work done. Heated discussions can leave employees frustrated, distrustful and unproductive, says Audra Jenkins, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Randstad US, an HR consulting firm.

“Not having a framework for how you want the conversation to unfold is what gets people in trouble,” adds Stacey Engle, executive vice president at Fierce Conversations, a training company that teaches organizations how to have effective discourse.

With midterm election results likely driving some of today’s workplace debates, CNBC Make It has compiled a list of responses to help you navigate any tricky political talk.


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Hillary, Bill Clinton to go on tour this year

Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton. The Clintons announced Monday they will visit four cities in 2018 and nine in 2019 across North America in a series of conversations dubbed “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.” It is being produced by tour promoter Live Nation, the company behind Michelle Obama’s massive tour to promote her new book as well as tours for Beyon


Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton. The Clintons announced Monday they will visit four cities in 2018 and nine in 2019 across North America in a series of conversations dubbed “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.” It is being produced by tour promoter Live Nation, the company behind Michelle Obama’s massive tour to promote her new book as well as tours for Beyon
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Hillary, Bill Clinton to go on tour this year

Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton.

The Clintons announced Monday they will visit four cities in 2018 and nine in 2019 across North America in a series of conversations dubbed “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.” It is being produced by tour promoter Live Nation, the company behind Michelle Obama’s massive tour to promote her new book as well as tours for Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and other music heavyweights.

The Clintons will hold joint conversations at the shows and share “stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking toward the future,” Live Nation said.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

The Clintons will kick off the trek Nov. 18 in Las Vegas at 5,200-seat Park Theater, the home for Cher’s residency and where Lady Gaga will launch her own residency later this year. They will visit Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on Nov. 27, Montreal’s Bell Centre on Nov. 28 and Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land, Texas, on Dec. 4.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to hear one-of-a-kind conversations with the two leaders as they tell their stories from some of the most impactful moments in modern history. From the American presidency to the halls of the Senate and State Department, to one of the United States’ most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections, they provide a unique perspective on the past, and remarkable insight into where we go from here,” Live Nation said in a statement.

The Clintons’ first show next year will be April 11 at the nearly 3,000-seat Beacon Theatre in New York, where the 2016 Tony Awards were held. The tour wraps May 4 at the Forum in Inglewood, California, where Drake and Migos will perform four shows next week, while others set to perform at the 17,505-seat venue include Elton John and Fleetwood Mac.

The Clintons will also visit Philadelphia’s The Met, Detroit’s Fox Theatre, DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., and Opera House in Boston.


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Rudy Giuliani: I wouldn’t hand over President Trump’s phones without preconditions if Mueller asked

President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani would be reluctant to give his client’s phones to Special Counsel Robert Mueller if he was asked to do so for the Russia probe. In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Giuliani said he wouldn’t agree to provide the president’s personal devices unless certain preconditions were met beforehand. I would ask for preconditions to be met. “They would have to ask for specific conversations off of that phone because they are going to be listening to things


President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani would be reluctant to give his client’s phones to Special Counsel Robert Mueller if he was asked to do so for the Russia probe. In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Giuliani said he wouldn’t agree to provide the president’s personal devices unless certain preconditions were met beforehand. I would ask for preconditions to be met. “They would have to ask for specific conversations off of that phone because they are going to be listening to things
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Rudy Giuliani: I wouldn't hand over President Trump's phones without preconditions if Mueller asked

President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani would be reluctant to give his client’s phones to Special Counsel Robert Mueller if he was asked to do so for the Russia probe.

CNBC revealed on Wednesday that the Mueller team has been asking witnesses to hand over their personal phones and provide investigators access to their encrypted messaging programs such as WhatsApp, Confide, Signal and Dust as part of their investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian operatives.

In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Giuliani said he wouldn’t agree to provide the president’s personal devices unless certain preconditions were met beforehand.

“I wouldn’t do it now. I wouldn’t reject it out right either. I would ask for preconditions to be met. I would want to know why they need it,” Giuliani said. “They would have to ask for specific conversations off of that phone because they are going to be listening to things they shouldn’t be listening to. I’m talking about protecting his legal rights and confidential presidential conversations,” he added.


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Mueller team zeroes in on encrypted apps as witness turn in phones

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is requesting that witnesses turn in their personal phones to inspect their encrypted messaging programs and potentially view conversations between associates linked to President Donald Trump, sources told CNBC. Since as early as April, Mueller’s team has been asking witnesses in the Russia probe to turn over phones for agents to examine private conversations on WhatsApp, Confide, Signal and Dust, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity


Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is requesting that witnesses turn in their personal phones to inspect their encrypted messaging programs and potentially view conversations between associates linked to President Donald Trump, sources told CNBC. Since as early as April, Mueller’s team has been asking witnesses in the Russia probe to turn over phones for agents to examine private conversations on WhatsApp, Confide, Signal and Dust, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity
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Mueller team zeroes in on encrypted apps as witness turn in phones

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is requesting that witnesses turn in their personal phones to inspect their encrypted messaging programs and potentially view conversations between associates linked to President Donald Trump, sources told CNBC.

Since as early as April, Mueller’s team has been asking witnesses in the Russia probe to turn over phones for agents to examine private conversations on WhatsApp, Confide, Signal and Dust, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Fearing a subpoena, the witnesses have complied with the request and have given over their phones, the sources said.

While it’s unclear what Mueller has discovered, if anything, through this new request, investigators seem to be convinced that the apps could be a key to exposing conversations that weren’t previously disclosed to them.

A spokesman for the special counsel declined to comment.


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Apple Siri getting more personal, less about answers

Now Siri is changing pretty drastically from that original vision, based on how Apple talked about it at its WWDC developers’ conference on Monday. Siri, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to have as many answers, and frequently just tries to search the web. Apple talked about Siri Shortcuts during they WWDC 2018 keynote. Users will be able to customize the commands that Siri can answer, and developers can use these tools. If you say “Siri, I lost my keys” for example, it can pinpoint them using an


Now Siri is changing pretty drastically from that original vision, based on how Apple talked about it at its WWDC developers’ conference on Monday. Siri, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to have as many answers, and frequently just tries to search the web. Apple talked about Siri Shortcuts during they WWDC 2018 keynote. Users will be able to customize the commands that Siri can answer, and developers can use these tools. If you say “Siri, I lost my keys” for example, it can pinpoint them using an
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Apple Siri getting more personal, less about answers

When we first met Apple’s Siri assistant years ago, we learned how to interact with it in a very specific way: we asked it questions and it tried to answer.

Now Siri is changing pretty drastically from that original vision, based on how Apple talked about it at its WWDC developers’ conference on Monday.

Instead of Siri becoming “smarter” — that is, answering more complicated questions and holding more natural conversations with humans — it’s starting to learn more about how we use our iPhones and live our lives, and then and making recommendations.

It’s a very different approach from what Google and Amazon are doing with the Google Assistant and Alexa.

Google’s Duplex project is starting to move toward allowing humans to have natural conversations with artificial intelligence as if one was talking to another person. And you can ask Google or Alexa most questions and get an answer a lot of the time.

Siri, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to have as many answers, and frequently just tries to search the web.

Instead, it’s learning more about you, and letting you train it.

Apple talked about Siri Shortcuts during they WWDC 2018 keynote. It’s a clear result of Apple’s acquisition of a company named Workflow last year. Users will be able to customize the commands that Siri can answer, and developers can use these tools. If you say “Siri, I lost my keys” for example, it can pinpoint them using an app like Tile.


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