Curiosity for New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year! With the turn of the calendar and the drafting of new resolutions, I invite you to consider being more curious this year. Curiosity is the jedi mind trick at the heart of everything in life- strong relationships, clear communication, and achieving your goals. Curiosity drives grit, resilience, compassion, empathy, and an open mind. No wonder why curious people are happier!  Adding curiosity to … Continue reading Curiosity for New Year’s Resolution

Curiosity for a Fresh Perspective

Curiosity Conversations for starting 2021 with a fresh perspective! Collectively, it has been a rough year for us all. Our lives have jumped from the 20th to 22nd century in what feels like overnight while we all live in defense of the deadly Covid virus. Everyone is exhausted by these massive changes and would love to press “restart” on their lives at the beginning of the New … Continue reading Curiosity for a Fresh Perspective

Curiosity Conversations to connect, live, and work with people with different opinions, beliefs, and values

Curiosity Conversations to connect, live, and work with people with different opinions, beliefs, and values In this month’s edition of Curiosity Conversations, I want to explore the use of curiosity conversations as a tool to engage, connect, live, work, and respect people that have different opinions, beliefs, and choices than those of your own. Curiosity Conversations is designed to make uncomfortable conversations comfortable. The  goal of … Continue reading Curiosity Conversations to connect, live, and work with people with different opinions, beliefs, and values

Curiosity Conversations for Managing Difficult Conversations

In this month’s edition of Curiosity Conversations, I want to explore the use of curiosity in communicating the difficult conversations. A difficult conversation is uncomfortable. Leading a difficult conversation requires an ability to communicate open, honestly, and with empathy about the intent to reduce the fear, uncertainty, or unknown. Emotional words, actions, or mindsets challenge a successful conversation, prevent connection, and erode relationships.Using curiosity can … Continue reading Curiosity Conversations for Managing Difficult Conversations

Curiosity Conversations as an Employee Benefit

In this month’s newsletter I want to explore curious communication as an employee benefit. To attract and retain talent, large companies offer a range of benefits such as health care, sick leave, paid vacation, tuition reimbursement, and 401k contribution matching to support our welfare. Imagine a world if corporate learning and culture could provide opportunities to teach, nurture, and  communication as benefit.  You were hired for … Continue reading Curiosity Conversations as an Employee Benefit

Curiosity Conversations for Remote Working

For most of us, since March the world has been working remotely. Suddenly our society leaped from the 20thto the 22nd century overnight. Now that it appears that the world will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, I wanted to address working remotely in this month’s curiosity conversations.  Working remotely is major change to organizational design, communication, and engagement. Moreover, there are cultural norms and … Continue reading Curiosity Conversations for Remote Working

Curiosity Conversations for creating safe & inclusive work environments

Curiosity Conversations: Creating Safe & Inclusive Work Environments Creating and safe and inclusive work environment is the most important part of a company’s culture. Safe and inclusive work environments are defined by open communication, transparency, and high employee engagement. Safe and inclusive work environments are built on trust and respect. People that work at companies with safe and inclusive work environments often say that “they … Continue reading Curiosity Conversations for creating safe & inclusive work environments

Curiosity Conversation Lunch & Learn Seminars

Firstly, I hope that you, your family, and colleagues are as safe and healthy as possible. It’s an unusual moment in all our lives. Since we have met, I have taken feedback shared and my research to curate a curriculum of classes that I would like to offer to you as a “lunch & learn” webinar series on Wednesdays at noon. April 8th Giving & … Continue reading Curiosity Conversation Lunch & Learn Seminars

CURIOSITY FOR INTEGRATING NEW TEAM MEMBERS

In this month’s edition of Curiosity Conversations, I want to explore the use of curiosity to integrate new employees into a company, department, or local team. For many this topic represents all the nuanced paperwork and details of orientation that begins when a company extends an employment offer and leads to the office tour on Day 1. But in reality, integration of any employee begins … Continue reading CURIOSITY FOR INTEGRATING NEW TEAM MEMBERS

Curiosity for building relationships built on trust and respect

In this month’s edition of Curiosity Conversations, I want to explore the use of curiosity to build relationships based on trust and respect with your colleagues in and out of your respective company. Relationships that are strong and endure challenges are built on a foundation trust and respect and not resentment. In your employee experience, what is the impact of curiosity in building trust and … Continue reading Curiosity for building relationships built on trust and respect