Mindful Communication Podcast episode #40 - The Advice Trap

Michael Bungay Stanier is at the forefront of shaping how organizations around the world make being coach-like an essential leadership behavior and competency. His book The Coaching Habit is a best-selling coaching book with over 700,000 copies sold, and he is the author of his newest book The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever.

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #39 - Communicating with Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction

 

Christine Carter, Ph.D., is a sociologist and the author of The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction (2020), The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less (2017) and Raising Happiness (2011). A senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Carter draws on the latest scientific research in psychology, sociology and neuroscience — and uses her own often hilarious real-world experiences — to give...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #38 - How to Manage Someone’s Feelings When Trying to Solve a Problem

Dealing with emotions when we’re trying to get to the bottom of things can be very tricky. Feelings tend to get in the way, and few of us know what to do with them whether they are our own or others’.

In this episode, I share with you a personal example of this happening to me recently. Not only did feelings get in the way of problem-solving, but I actually handled the situation very poorly. Fortunately, that gives us an opportunity to take a look at how I went wrong, and what we...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #37 - Leadership is Language

David Marquet, a top graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, commanded the nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe from 1999 to 2001, transforming it from the worst-performing submarine in its fleet to the best. Since retiring from the Navy, Marquet has worked with businesses nationwide as a leadership consultant. He is the founder of Intent-Based leadership and author of the best-selling Turn the Ship Around and his newest book, Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of What You...

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Have you ever had someone yell at you?

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A friend of mine is having issues with someone in his building. As the president of his condo board, he interacts with a wide variety of personalities. One woman, in particular, had been making demands of him, yelling and "berating" him to do something she wanted.

"No, absolutely not. I will not be doing what she wants. Especially in the way she is asking," he tells me.

And how could you blame him? How inclined would you feel to do something where the...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #36 - The Problem With Science Communication and How to Make it Better

Jon Schwabish is a Senior Fellow in The Urban Institute’s Income and Benefits Policy Center and Communications department. He specializes in helping others do a better job communicating their data. Is the host of the popular PolicyViz Podcast and author of the book Elevate the Debate: A Multilayered Approach to Communicating Your Research.

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #35 - Tapping Into Creativity

A speaker, teacher, and performing artist, Eliza Lay Ryan has led acting programs and taught supermindfulness practices to people from all over the world. She collaborates in teaching and researching with leaders in neuroscience, business, wellness, and education. She is the author of the book Supermindful: How to tap into your creativity. In this episode, we talk about why acting techniques make for such powerful learning experiences, the power of curiosity to shift perspectives, using...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #34 - Uncomfortable Conversations in the #MeToo Workplace

Sarah Beaulieu is an author, speaker and trains workplaces on sexual harassment prevention and response. Sarah’s book, Breaking the Silence Habit: A Practical Guide to Uncomfortable Conversations in the #MeToo Workplace, offers employees and managers a path forward to learn – and teach – the skills required for safe and respectful workplaces for people of all genders. In this episode, we discuss how common sexual harassment and violence is, why we find these conversations...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #33 - What to Say to Kids

Adele Lafrance is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, research scientist, and co-developer of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. has published extensively in the field of emotion and health, including a clinical manual to support families published by the American Psychological Association. Ashley Miller is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, family therapist and award-winning educator.  She is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of British...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #32 - How to Communicate Like a Buddhist

Cynthia Kane is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor dedicated to helping men and women change their communication routines so they feel in control of their words and understood at home and at work. She is the founder of the Intentional Communication Institute and is the bestselling author of How to Communicate Like a Buddhist, Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist, and her newest book How to Meditate Like a Buddhist. In this episode, we talk about what it looks like to communicate...

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