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I like this approach. It sounds like a play right out of "How to Win Friends and Influence People". But... This also needs a good chunk of maturity and trust in both the employee and manager. Doesn't mean don't try it, but also don't be surprised if it doesn't work.



It plays out exactly as described in "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High"[1]. Recommended.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Conversations-Talking-Stakes-...


Second take away for me should be: it doesn't matter if it's your manager, or a random person on the street, allow people to save face in any situation possible.




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