iStock_000000815710Small1.Choose the right environment: reserve a room, arrange seating for comfort, check light, temperature etc., to create the right conditions for constructive discussion.

2.Avoid interruptions: cancel calls, make sure you are not disturbed and set aside enough time to complete the conversation properly.

3.Establish the framework: to avoid misunderstanding discuss and agree expectations, rules for confidentiality and context BEFORE you start.