Make an observation, not a generalization. A colleague interrupts you at a meeting. You could say, “Hey, you’re rude,” but that’s going to be interpreted as an attack on their character. Instead, be specific and constructive: “You interrupted me in that meeting. It made me feel like I wasn’t a valuable part of the team. I’d appreciate it if you let me finish speaking next time.” There’s a path forward from that criticism.
Author: Liz Fosslien
Source: First Round Review
Subjects: Communication, Organizational Behavior, Personal Development