A useful change management process includes a documented worst case scenario as well as the disaster recovery plans for when that scenario takes place.
We are all challenged when we recognize our skills aren't perfect. We need to embrace the discomfort to continue to grow.
Being candid in conversations can be hard for the manager, and come across harsh for the employee. It's also necessary.
Moving discussions to numbers can remove emotions and omissions from the conversation to honesty and facts.
Removing things is often just as complex as adding things. It is a way to add value which is often overlooked.