If It Is So Good To Talk, Why Is It So Hard
Ian A. Marsh
Rediscovering the power of conversation
‘Talk to them.’ ‘Have the conversation.’ ‘You have to tell them’. We have probably all been there, whether it was the advice of someone close to us, or our own inner voice. It is always good advice, but some conversations are hard. We just cannot get the words out. Or we try our best but someone gets angry, or defensive, and it all goes horribly wrong. Maybe we think we got our point across, but it turns out that no-one was listening. Or, perhaps, that was us?Buy Now Read reviews
Ian A. Marsh
Ian Marsh is a renowned listener, speaker, coach, facilitator and mediator, who focuses on helping people talk about the things that matter most to them; the things they generally find it hardest to talk about.
A former lawyer, Ian has worked with business families for more than 40 years and has seen at first had the damage intractable conflict can do to people and their relationships if it is left to its own devices.
Through If it is so Good to Talk, Why is it so Hard? Ian brings his passion for helping people to overcome the perils, and rediscover the power, of face-to-face conversation in a digital, and increasingly polarised, world to a far wider audience.See Ian’s Services
Join The Conversation
Find somewhere quiet where you will not be disturbed. Other than your (not too intrusive) timer, leave your tech out of sight, sound and reach. Make yourself comfortable for the next 25 minutes or so. Set your timer for 10 minutes. Look straight ahead. Do not focus on anything in particular. Just try and maintain […]
Write down the names of the people in your life that you are most comfortable being around. What is it about them that makes you feel at ease around them? Who are the people in your life you are less comfortable being around? Perhaps people who criticise everything you do, or are always trying to […]
Communication and the Reluctant Leader
In this podcast in the Reluctant Leader series, I talk with Mark Terrell about how you can communicate better as a leader and how to get better results from difficult conversations. Click here then scroll down to the podcast entitled “Communication” on 28 December 2018.