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Episode 163 - Difficult Conversations Role Play, Part 1
Episode 16319th April 2020 • Meta-Cast • Bob Galen & Josh Anderson
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We've all been there. Someone in your organization is convinced that something must/can/should happen, but you have no idea how reality can deliver on that challenge. What do you do? How do you explain to your peer/boss/whoever that it just isn't going to happen?

Bob channels the legendary "Waterfall Bob" (see episode 42) and backs Josh into a corner about delivering features on an impossible deadline. Listen as Josh flubs the conversation (intentionally, this time... 😀), and then our co-hosts critique his responses before providing a better example of how you can succeed in these moments.

The tables will be turned in Part 2 (upcoming episode), and Josh finally gets to be the "bad guy"!!! 🎉

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