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Communication is at the heart of everything we do. Enjoy our blog where we explore how conversations can increase engagement, leadership practices, decision making, collective capacity, and more.

3 Communication Tips to Show Kindness May 17, 2024

I was on a flight recently and there was no overhead room near a woman’s seat; she was reluctant to put it in the overhead two rows back. We can all appreciate why. The plane lands and...

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10 Worst Listening Habits and How to Fix Them May 15, 2024


Poor listening isn't just a struggle; it's a costly problem.

Misunderstandings and miscommunications due to bad listening habits can cost organizations billions annually in lost productivity,...

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4 Counter-Intuitive Steps to Deal with Ambiguity and Uncertainty Apr 29, 2024

Part of what makes change management hard is that we like stability, comfort, certainty, and clarity. As members of living systems, however, changes in external conditions often means we...

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Balancing Act: Navigating Conscious Leadership and (Re)Generativity in Organizations Apr 10, 2024

Reading and thinking about conscious leadership and organizing for (re)generativity has me reflecting on the importance of balance in our lives and in organizations and communities. As I reflect on...

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Think Outside the Box Apr 10, 2024

Think outside the box is a phrase that is frequently used to encourage people to think differently when faced with a challenge or problem. The phrase refers to the Nine Dots Puzzle in which we are...

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Creating Resilience Amid Supply Chain Disruptions Apr 01, 2024

If there are disruptions in the supply chain due to natural disasters, geopolitical events, or other unforeseen circumstances, conversations may revolve around how to mitigate losses or maintain...

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Powering Success with a Single Word Mar 26, 2024

Words are powerful, even a simple word like, “Yet.”  Notice the effect these two short phrases have on your body and emotions:

  • “I can’t do that.”  
  • “I...
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Creating the Win-Win Mar 24, 2024

It's incredibly uplifting when colleagues eagerly volunteer to plan and deliver an event at work. Their enthusiasm sparks a contagious energy that fuels collaboration and innovation....

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Context is Huge Mar 21, 2024

It’s "Guess the Movie" time here at Conversations Worth Having. Here are your clues: It’s summer break on Amity Island, a fictional location off the coast of Massachusetts. Two teens...

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Getting Time on Their Side Mar 09, 2024

Isn't time the ultimate magic act? It can fly, slip by, pass, heal, or wait for no one. Conversely, time can crawl, drag, or even stand still. Yet there’s one thing about time that rings true...

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