MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS

MEANINGFUL

CONVERSATIONS

Cultivating curiosity and conversations that matter

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BECOME INSATIABLY CURIOUS

BECOME

INSATIABLY CURIOUS

How can I retrain my brain to ask evocative questions—of myself and others?

LEARN

Aicha Evans of Intel Corporation shares her "best question aimed at helping people become both more aware and self-aware" on The Coaching Habit podcast

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Hal Gregerson on how to create conditions for "catalytic questions—and breakthrough insights"

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Margaret Wheatley reflects on how to become more curious

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PRACTICE

Warren Berger's blog about harnessing the power of inquiry to make better choices

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A protocol to "Brainstorm for questions, not answers" from Hal Gregerson

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TUNE UP COMMUNICATION

What are the most common communication shortcomings of leaders? How can I overcome them?

LEARN

Often the success of communication is hampered by our unconscious cognitive biases, from VeryWellMind

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PRACTICE

How to use paraphrasing to effectively communicate thinking and feeling, from Robert J. Garmston in Learning Forward's journal

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From the NeuroLeadership Institute, strategies for leaders to make space for others' voices

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Practice of the Seven Norms of Collaboration from Thinking Collaborative creates conditions for productive conversation

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Develop your empathy with this blog by Sándor Sipos.

 

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EMBRACE PRODUCTIVE CONFLICT

What is productive conflict? How can I create space for it on my team?

LEARN

World debate champion Julia Dhar offers 3 tips for productive disagreement

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Find out what is the vital behavior that enables most any positive organizational outcome, according to Joseph Grenny

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Patrick Lencioni on fear of conflict

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PRACTICE

Why and how to take your team beyond the culture of "nice," from Learning Forward

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A step-by-step approach to productive confrontation from the book 'Fierce Conversations'

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A protocol from School Reform Initiative to "see where people stand on difficult issues that need decisions"

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ACTIVATE

ACTIVATE

  • Initiate conversations that develop your vocabulary and working knowledge of Meaningful Conversations.
  • Evaluate your own strength. Look and ask for feedback as you model Meaningful Conversations.
  • Tackle a challenge in your school or district that gives you the opportunity to apply your skills of that enable Meaningful Conversations. Facilitate experiences that allow your team to apply these skills too.
  • Make your growth explicit by reflecting metacognitively on your practice.
  • Curate a community of practice that engages trusted others in the process of sharing goals and feedback around Meaningful Conversations.

EXTEND

EXTEND

Michael Bungay Stanier’s book unpacks essential coaching questions to demonstrate how you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.

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Hal Gregerson’s book about the “conditions that give rise to catalytic questions—and breakthrough insights—and how anyone can create them.”

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This book by New York Times Bestselling authors Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler offers tools for having crucial conversations, when the stakes are high.

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A hostage negotiator offers insights on negotiation and communication, a podcast from Chris Voss.

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Former FBI Agent Joe Navarro talks about how to convey and detect nonverbal messages.

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Explore GLISI's services for teachers, school leaders, and central office leaders and contact us to learn more about how we can explicitly support your and your team's SEL growth.

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