Guide to Communicating Difficult News to Your Team

In a time of great uncertainty, people crave information.

Few leaders have much experience sharing devastating information—and it’s not something anyone wants to have lots of practice with—but uncertainty by nature strikes us unexpectedly, and we rarely control the circumstances or events. With that in mind, we’ve outlined some steps leaders should take when they have unthinkable news to share with employees.


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