For many people, a common reaction to a hard question is to shut down.
Questions that really test who we are, what we believe in, or make us feel vulnerable to change can be hidden for years because the person avoids ever bringing them up themselves.
In any type of relationship, business or otherwise, it’s not always wise to interrogate others into facing these questions unnecessarily. It can cause unneeded stress and place pressure on both parties with no cause.
However, if it can be done constructively, sometimes there isn’t anybody else who is ever going to do it.
We can sit and wait while we watch them purposefully ignore the real problem, or we can take action and support them through the questions that they need to answer.