Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Sarabeth Berk, Chief Creative Disruptor of More Than My Title, about the professional identity crisis that inspired her research on the hybrid professional, the increasing demand for hybrids in the job market, and how you can network to learn someone’s identity rather than their position.
CTR Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Gary Noesner, retired FBI chief and author of the book Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator. They discuss the gray nature of life, what distinguishes wants vs needs, the game-changing power of making adjustments at halftime, and how Gary’s discomfort with conflict in his youth led to his career as a hostage negotiator for the FBI.
CTR Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Myriam Hadnes, behavioral economist, podcast host, and facilitator in the Netherlands, about throwing idea parties, listening to what we don’t want to hear, and the hidden reasons that we have for holding meetings.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Dawan Stanford, president of Fluid Hive, pushing energy into a room, about checking in with people, and his experience with remote learning as the Design Studio Director of Georgetown University’s Learning & Design program.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Sunni Brown, founder of Deep Self Design & Sunni Brown Ink, about the fallacy of using buzzwords in value statements, Cobra Kai, and the tango of co-facilitation. Listen in to find out what The Karate Kid remake can teach us about the complexity of people.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Tyrome Smith, Principal Consultant at Go-In, LLC, about the BLM movement in relation to his background as a former police officer, the fear of irrelevance in the age of COVID, and how family dynamics leak into institutional structures.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Kaleem Clarkson, COO & Co-founder of Blend Me, Inc., about different types of remote work, why some companies are struggling to transition to remote work, and why it’s so important for a job posting to accurately represent your organization’s culture.
Douglas Ferguson speaks with Kai Haley, Head of UX Methods and Processes & Founder of Sprint Master Academy at Google, about Google Sprint Masters, the delicate balance between data and design, and how knowledge sharing creates resilient product teams.