Before go into the learning, I want to acknowledge that it’s always to give advice to another person than it is to yourself.
Preparation. Is. Key.
Trying to ad lib a conversation where there is a difference in organisational authority can be a risky move..
Preempt how the other people would react and address it before it even happens.
Be emotionally consistent, regardless of reaction.
Speak from your perspective, and avoid accusations on character.