How can you help move your business conversations from being transactional to relational and transformational? Check out this podcast!
During this 21 minute podcast, I chat with Craig and Patricia Neal, coauthors of a very cool new book called, The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations. The idea at the root of this book is compelling and useful - if you engage others in conversations and gatherings, who you are, how you prepare and how you show up matters a great deal. I have not done a podcast for a while, but reached out to Craig and Patricia when I saw what this book is about.
We spend so much of our time in meetings and yet these hours often feel frittered away and lost. Let's change this!
One of my favorite things is a great conversation, and this is why I called this podcast series the "Fireside Chat," which I realize is not a unique name. For those of you who are newer Management Craft readers, you might not know that I commissioned artist Jon Conkey to create the above painting just for this collection of conversations. The light on their faces reflecting from the fire is a metaphor for how connection makes us feel - warm and lit up! I have the original framed painting sitting across from my desk and appreciate it every day. As humans, energizing and catalytic dialogue is one of the most complex and prescious resources we have.
Our work will pale to its potential if meetings are merely exchanges of information.
You can listen to my podcast with the Craig and Patricia by clicking here:
You can also download an MP3 version of the podcast here.
And just a reminder.....
To see the complete list of podcasts in this series, select the Podcasts and Webcasts category on this blog. You can also find this series on iTunes (and several other podcast sites), just search under my last name or Fireside Chat.