Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Keith McCandless, Co-creator of Liberating Structures, about goat rodeos, grief walking, and prototyping responses to unsafe behaviors. Listen in to find out what’s giving Keith hope right now.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Jan DeVisch, an executive professor at Flanders Business School, about reducing reality into logical categories, software that can help facilitators pre-assess a team’s communication patterns, and resistance as a concept invented by the facilitator.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Kristin Fulton, Development and Operations Manager for Schools That Can, about closing the opportunity and skills gap, teaching confidence, and the tipping point at which students become leaders.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with David Gurteen, Director of Gurteen Knowledge, about street epistemology, virtual knowledge cafes, and David’s interest in astrophysics, and how conversation can help us make better sense of the world.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Christina Wodtke, author of the best-seller Radical Focus, about influencing the influencers, psychological safety online, and re-evaluating our relationship with our computers.
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.