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That which gets in the way of the mission: on having The Conversation quickly

That which gets in the way of my mission is my mission.

Tim Ferriss, quoting somebody

If you have that feeling that something is up with the team – there’s a misunderstanding, or tension, or a stressful silence – you should address it as soon as possible.*

Don’t let it simmer. Don’t hope it will go away – they always come back.

Ask what’s going on. Get the relevant people into the same room.

Far better to go through the discomfort of a difficult conversation now than to put up with the debilitating ongoing emotional friction and nameless dread that comes with a festering, unspoken or unknown conflict.

*Unless you’re really sure that it’s something that demands thorough preparation

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