17th May 2019

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by: Admin - EM

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership

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Categories: Radio Show Archives

Show #298: Communication 101 – Conversations Worth Having

Special Guest: Cheri Torres, Lead Catalyst (CEO) of Collaborative Design and Jackie Stavros, Professor at Lawrence Technological University

Communication has remained in the list of top five issues for relationships and organisations for years. Cheri and Jackie suggest it’s because we’re not having conversations worth having.

Success and failure are fueled by conversations: the ones we have with ourselves and the ones we have with others. Yet we seldom stop to think about the power and impact our words have on us, much less think carefully about using words that support well-being and success.

This interview is with two internationally recognised authorities on engaging in conversations that fuel productivity and meaningful engagement—yours and others—in order to intentionally foster flourishing.

Their best-selling book, Conversations Worth Having, is an easy read and provides many examples of how to use two simple practices to change your life and support success. These practices derive from Appreciative Inquiry, one of the most effective approaches for fostering positive organisational change.

Join us to gain an understanding of how words and conversations impact your well-being and ability to be successful. Learn how you can easily shift the tone and direction of your conversations, even in the most difficult of situations.

Host: Jo Dodds

And here is an interview that Cheri and Jackie did with Forbes