Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Darren Chait about his experience building productivity software for teams. We discuss the link between bad meetings and bad cultures, how productivity software has changed in the past 5 years, and his unconventional point of view on the return to work post covid. Listen in to learn about ‘killing meeting sacred cows’, communication bandwidths, and empowering people to work when they’re most productive.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Terrence Metz about his extensive experience as a facilitation practitioner, author, and trainer. We explore concepts like rhetorical precision, consciousness, and competence. We then discuss the distinction between enterprise vs. community facilitation, consensus vs. unanimity, and stories vs. metaphors. Listen in to learn questions every facilitator needs to know.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Anna Jackson about her experience helping groups work together on what matters most to them, often facilitating collaborative learning experiences, and as a partner for people who want to learn Liberating Structures. We explore why it’s ok to be fallow at times and methods for understanding the needs of clients. We then discuss the differences in group work and individual work. Listen in to learn about the mechanisms of systems thinking, transitional facilitation, and learning partnerships.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Matthew Reynolds about building a Diversity and Inclusion Consultancy, what inspired their strong point of view within the industry, and finding a sense of belonging growing up as a gay and multiethnic, same gender, peaceful warrior in rural America. We explore strategies for creating environments of humanity and shifting the consciousness of humanity.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Dr. Bre Gentile about her unconventional career path transitioning from Academia to tech to Founder of her own lab. We discuss the amazing knowledge she has gained in trauma and toxic stress research and how she was able to leverage her lived experience to help app designers, UX researchers, and other creatives become more trauma-informed so they build more accessible products.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Brian Sullivan, Director of User Research and Design at Sabre, about about his 20 plus years of experience in the Design Industry and what led him to become a Design Thinking advocate and educator.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Gregory Galle, Co-Founder of Solve/Next and the Author of Think Wrong, about about his 30 years of experience applying his Think Wrong problem-solving system to both the private & public sectors, the importance of understanding Cross-Sector Communication and creating the conditions for ‘Being’ in business.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Petra Wille, Product Leadership Coach of Strong Product People, discuss her extensive experience developing product people and how her experience as a software developer influenced her facilitation practice, and her Team Radar meeting.