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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