An indispensable and practical how to guide for employers and employees on navigating the new corporate paradigm of working from home.
The COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 brought many challenges into our lives, and yet it also made space for new paradigms to emerge. One of those paradigm shifts was a changing corporate viewpoint on employees working from home. The battles fought in organizations around the privilege of working from home was suddenly seen through a different lens. Necessity became the mother of invention and creativity.
The guide provides access to ready-to-use templates to start the conversation with employers and employees on the experience of working from home, with or without a coach at your side, and an overview of how to best navigate through your learnings and experiences in a structured, reflective, and forward-looking manner.
“The timing of this new book is perfect! The outstanding, deeply thought-provoking and inspiring chapters in “Changing Conversations for a Changing World” will not just improve our listening skills but will make us better leaders too.”
~John Saunders, President & Chief Executive Officer, FleishmanHillard, Inc.
“Changing Conversations is an insightful, practical and inspirational read that will appeal to anyone interested in leveraging the power of conversation for the greater good.”
~ Andy Molinsky, PhD, Professor and award-winning author of Global Dexterity and Reach
“This is a spectacular excursion into human conversations and effective leadership which offers a spectrum of easy-to-use tools and real-life case studies that can be integrated into everyday life for both personal and professional development.”
~Hilde Falun Strom and Sunniva Sorby, Hearts in the Ice
Apr 20, 2021
My colleague and co-writer Deborah Goldstein explored in her most recent article how challenging it can be to "manage up." As Dana Rousmaniere stated in an HBR article (registration required), “[Managing up] means being the most effective employee you can be, creating value for your boss and your company.” As we have entered an era of increased remote working, the understanding of what it means to be effective has changed considerably. So, let’s take a look at the modern distractors that can get in the way of being that “most effective employee.”
Jan 6, 2021
What would it take for your team to be open to trying something new as an experiment? That's a question my writing partner and colleague Deborah Goldstein asked in her article, exploring the topic of resistance while implementing change and working toward creating successful teams.
Aug 26, 2020
In a series of articles investigating the dance of co-creation, my colleague Deborah and I have explored aspects to maximize your team’s ability to not only work together but to actually co-create. Deborah and I have used metaphors such as "choreography" and "dance" — the alignment of steps and rhythms that connect your team in their mission to achieving joint goals by also looking at how the component of trust influences how coherently we all dance together. Today, I'd like to invite you to reflect on how well you and your team trust each other.
Jun 24, 2020
In 2016, I enrolled in the inaugural program of Conversation Intelligence with Judith E. Glaser, author of Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results, and learned of the noun “co-creation” and the verb “co-create.” Before then, I had come across "collaborate" and "create," but "co-create" was a new word for me as a nonnative speaker of English. As a language trainer and communication skills expert, I have a certain interest in words, and that’s why I remember that this word was not a popular word back in 2016. Put another way, it didn't get many hits when running a Google search.
May 19, 2020
Previously, I wrote about polar bears and how quickly they seem to have adapted to changing environments, while also pointing out that, typically, we humans do not adapt as quickly. Maybe I didn't have a lot of confidence in my own species at that time, but things can change. Urgency, readiness and environment are all key factors in any change initiative.
Jan 3, 2020
You might be surprised by this article’s title and the question. However, stay with me for a moment, and I’ll explain how polar bears relate to you and your business.
Two women I admire, Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby, are currently spending nine months — September 2019 to May 2020 — in a Trapper’s Hut in Svalbard, Norway, without electricity. Ninety days were spent in complete darkness. The reason? They’re conducting various citizen science projects to engage a global community around the topic of our climate.