How Many Uncomfortable Conversations Do You Have?

I’ve only just discovered controversial Jordan Peterson but whatever anyone might think he has a number of interesting and radical ideas. The first point or rule which really struck me was that you could define someone’s success by the number of uncomfortable conversations they were prepared to have. I take this to mean sorting out issues as soon as they occur and not hoping they blow over. That’s explaining to a colleague that his behaviour is making work difficult for you, going to your boss to ask him about the funny comment he made about you in meeting., daring to ask for a raise or a promotion. Also in the private sphere approaching your noisy neighbour and dealing with family issues. note this is different from being awkward and argumentative.