Today I ran into several people who needed to have difficult conversations. From emergency parent teacher conferences to meetings with colleagues, students, the Human Resources department and loved ones, the need to “hash it out” was in the air. Here was the common gist: difficult conversations are often necessary but rarely, eagerly awaited. Once they are completed, there is relief and/or wonder about next steps. While this unknown outcome is sometimes daunting, what I choose to believe is that each conversation gives us more tools to successfully navigate human interactions. This can only be a good thing, right?