A Conversation about Conversations & Changing the World through Changing Behavior
In this episode, Craig Harper, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, talks with Joseph Grenny – social scientist, researcher, best-selling author, and founder of VitalSmarts. In coordination with research partners and co-authors, Joseph developed the communications and relationship frameworks of Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, and other concepts designed to improve the lives of individuals and the effectiveness of organizations. Joseph has co-authored four New York Times bestsellers. You can learn more at vitalsmarts.com and josephgrenny.com.
Issues Discussed in this podcast
- See something, say something when actions, behavior, and circumstances don’t match
- Make Truth more important than Power in organizations and relationships
- Retribution for speaking up less likely than feared
- Happiness is a function of our capacity for Truth, Love, and Connection
- Safety and protection are required for honest expression of ideas
- Lag time in addressing issues determines the health of any social system
- Speaking “up” within an organization is possible, and when done properly, results in broader trust, involvement, and opportunity
- Communication is more difficult today because technology and virtual connections create more opportunities to avoid real contact and healthy conversations
- Motives, intent, and responsibility matter when addressing difficult issues
- Generational vs. technological differences in communication
- Help for people to overcome chronic behavioral issues that led to criminal justice consequences
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