199: How to Tackle the 3 Toughest Conversations with Employees | with CHRO Paul Falcone

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Have you ever put off a conversation with an employee for too long because just thinking about it made you cringe? Most leaders know how agonizing it can feel to address inappropriate behavior or communicate other uncomfortable messages.

The good news is that you can acquire the tools and skills that help you not only handle such conversations with tact and compassion, but also sidestep the awkwardness. In this episode, Paul Falcone shares advice for three of the toughest scenarios from his book 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager’s Guide to Addressing Performance, Conduct, and Discipline Challenges.

A bestselling author and top-rated presenter, Paul is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer for The Motion Picture and Television Fund. He has many years of experience as an HR executive at major entertainment companies. Previously, Paul served as head of HR for Nickelodeon, head of international HR for Paramount Pictures, and head of HR for the TV production unit of NBCUniversal, where he oversaw HR operations for NBC’s late night and prime time programming lineup, including The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, and The Office.

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