Recently, “difficult conversations” was the main topic in not one but two of my business school classes. When you think about an MBA in general management, you probably think about finance, operations, strategy, and many of the leadership skills that we develop in the military. You probably wouldn’t think that difficult conversations would make the topic list. Yet these two classes were possibly the most meaningful that I’ve had during graduate school.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.