I often talk about the importance of achieving consensus. But make no mistake, I don’t mean that everyone should acquiesce to leadership, or the loudest person in the room. Conflict is an important part of collaboration, and tension is a vital part of the decision-making process.
As the world changes, so does the workplace. After all, we were forced to shift from in-person to completely virtual communication and collaboration seemingly overnight. This means leaders have had to continue having those important meetings, collaborating with team members, capitalizing on innovative ideas, and transforming their businesses—albeit virtually.
In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Warren Berger about his journey becoming a “Questionologist”. He shares why he thinks learning to ask better questions is a science and an art, why kids are such great questioners, and why we lose the incentive to question as we age. We then discuss tips to develop cultures of inquiry in your personal and professional lives. Listen in to learn the differences between why, what if, and how might we questions.
Conducting remote design thinking sessions can be a challenge. This guide will help increase engagement and collaboration in your next remote session.
In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Laura Melchor McCanlies about her 25 years of experience improving people's lives with technology. She shares what it’s like developing mission-driven teams supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development goal with robotics, A.I., and Blockchain. We then discuss why appreciating your team and being vulnerable with them is so important. Listen in to hear tips for getting more participation from teammates in meetings.
A February 2021 poll by management consulting company Robert Half showed that 89% of businesses expect the hybrid work model – where employees split their time between home and the office — to be here for good.
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In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Hassan Ghiassi about his almost 20 years of experience holding space to help people improve their ability to communicate effectively, think critically, and at the same time increase cultural and emotional intelligence. He shares what it’s like to facilitate collective conversations across different cultures. We then discuss why his goal is to help others improve their communication skills and take the mystery out of creating engaging conversations. Listen in to hear why it’s important to create a dialogue habit in your life.