It is faster, it takes less emotional energy and it feels more comfortable to keep the conversation fixed on the task at hand and not speak up when you feel uncomfortable about the current direction or dialogue. While these tactics keep teams out of conflict, it also keep them from becoming a team that deepens their understanding of, trust in and support for one another.  In short, our desire not to speak up keeps us from learning, growing and evolving.

In this talk, Fit Principal Hannah du Plessis, looks at the difficulty of speaking up, lists the four steps of Non Violent Communication and investigates the personal skills required to enact them.