In HRchat episode 374, we talk about making smarter decisions and achieving higher performance.
This episode has a kick because you'll hear how to start learning "a veritable conversational martial art".
Bill Banham is joined by Craig Weber, author of the best-selling book, Conversational Capacity: The Secret To Building Successful Teams That Perform When The Pressure Is On (McGraw-Hill, 2013) and the sequel, Influence in Action: How to Build Your Conversational Capacity, Do Meaningful Work, and Make a Powerful Difference (McGraw-Hill, 2019).
Craig says he's "on a mission to help people build more healthy, engaged, and adaptive organizations" and he shares practical skills for putting good ideas to work: from running better meetings and making smarter decisions, to facilitating more productive change and crafting more effective strategy.
- What does "inspiring constructive change" mean to you?
- Conversational Capacity: Your methods "have been used to bolster the performance of executive groups and flight crews, as well as surgical units and CDC emergency response teams." Can you give our listeners an overview of how you help leaders and highly skilled professionals to perform at top levels?
- What are some approaches you've seen that lead to more productive meetings? Can you share any case studies?
- From running better meetings and making smarter decisions to facilitating more productive change and crafting more effective strategy, your approach is, in over a dozen U.S. states, even helping Democratic and Republican legislators work together more effectively as they craft public policy. Tell us about that. pork-barrel politics v polarized
- Influence in Action: You go deeper, showing how to put the principles in your book Conversational Capacity into practice. You use a step-by-step program that includes case studies, sample dialogues, skill-building exercises, and powerful conversation techniques. Can you briefly run through some of the steps and share how that can lead to higher performance?
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