How to Have Game-Changing Conversations
Teams go off track. Deals fall apart. Misunderstandings. At the heart of it? Conversations gone wrong. Conversations not even held.
Our work, our lives, depend on conversations. Yet even simple discussions can lead to misunderstanding and conflict. The higher the stakes, the more likely the conversation – and outcome – will go off the rails. Even when there is general agreement on the desired outcome!
It doesn’t have to be this way. What’s missing is a shared and explicit understanding and empathy for the nuances of each other’s position. When we take a moment to explore and share our specific desires and concerns, we not only avoid trouble, we create “radical alignment” – a sense of being fully in tune with the people we’re collaborating with. And buy-in to the outcome skyrockets.
Knowing how to get in alignment, to create common cause, builds trust and empathy—and leads to successful outcomes. When teams are engaged and aligned they move faster, achieve more, and produce higher quality work.
Bob Gower helps organizations adopt new approaches to leadership and teamwork, to become agile: teams performing at the highest level now, and able to quickly adapt to future changes.
In this fast-paced talk full of research-based insights, Bob uses stories and examples to make his points memorable. Your audience learns practical steps to improve teamwork, including how to:
Move from a team of “Maybe” to a team of “Yes!”
Build engagement via trust, psychological safety and empathy.
Establish psychological safety, the key to effective teams.
Use tactical empathy to understand other perspectives.
Gain alignment through the All In model: Intentions, Concerns, Boundaries, Dreams.
Compliance is a “Maybe.” Engagement is an all in, “Yes!” “Maybe” is the enemy, because we need people’s full abilities. Your audience learns the ins and outs of creating a high functioning team, and the All In model to hold powerful, clear conversations to gain radical alignment with others.