What if i’m wrong? What if she gets mad at me? …I might feel badly afterwards.
We resist the DEMAND that we talk out loud about our concerns, needs and commitments. So often the need for safety and calm rather than storm overrides the demand that good open, honest and direct communication will provide relief and a chance to move forward.
Let’s make practicing honesty and communicating our needs, and simply what we think–even if we might not make everyone (even ourselves) happy–a part of our team training. Start with the coach.