Working Conversations Episode 63:
You’ve heard this for throughout your life, either someone apologizes to you or you apologized to them.
The lists of reasons are endless. From the petty things we usually encounter daily to the important issues in life that need a deep conversation.
And oftentimes, you might have said “I’m sorry” for the things you are not at fault for.
In fact, I know many people who often apologize to soften the impact of their message when telling someone bad news, or to be deferential to others rather than putting forth an idea or taking a strong stand on an issue.
When you do this, however, you are giving your power away to others.
You might be thinking, “Janel, isn’t it saying sorry is just being polite? So when do I need to apologize then?”
Well, my friend, I deeply believe that there are appropriate and inappropriate times why we should apologize.
In this episode, you’ll learn about the appropriate use of apology at work and the step-by-step formula on how to make an effective and authentic apology when you do need to apologize.
You’ll also learn how to stop giving your power away when you say “sorry” when “excuse me” would be a better choice.
I promise you, you are going to take your power back again in your conversation.
Listen and catch the full episode here or wherever you listen to podcasts. If you have questions or topics you’d like me to discuss, I am very open and would love to hear your ideas for what to cover on the Working Conversations Podcast.
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HERE’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DIG INTO IN THIS EPISODE:
- How to determine if you say sorry too often.
- The circumstances when you don’t need to apologize.
- The instances for which you might need to apologize at work.
- The step-by-step formula on how to apologize.