Sure, we’re happy to engage in partner-based leadership when things are going well…but as soon as something goes wrong we slip right into managing the issue “back into line!” We’re left agitated and our “partners” are left defeated, with no option to regain their footing in the project or the relationship. Join Kari Granger and Paul Adams as they highlight the meaningful steps to take the next time you encounter a breakdown, including practical language that can help you navigate these moments with partnership — for your sake and theirs.
In This Episode:
00:52 – Introducing today’s topic: how to navigate breakdowns with partnership
02:20 – Paul speaks to a recent breakdown within his social media marketing team
04:48 – The importance of proactive accountability
07:55 – Kari analyzes Paul’s experience with his social media marketing team breakdown
09:12 – The difference between a breakdown and a problem
13:06 – Curating the proper response to a breakdown
15:31 – Kari expounds on how to take a serious approach while relating to partnerships in a positive manner
17:04 – The importance of allowing others to manage their commitments
19:40 – Paul invites the audience to go back and listen to Episodes 14, 15, 16 and 17 from Season 1
21:43 – Watching the “shoulds”
23:40 – Paul challenges the audience to take on breakdowns by going back to the original partnership and promise in order to remedy the situation
24:35 – Kari shares insights as to the proper language to use when dealing with breakdowns and problems
“When we tell ourselves the story, ‘It shouldn’t be this way,’ it negatively impacts our mood; it negatively impacts the stories we tell ourselves; and it negatively impacts how effective we can be in the situation.” – Kari Granger
“Is it valid? Do you have a right to be agitated? One hundred percent. But, is that going to have you perform inside of this breakdown? No. And, is that going to support their performance? No.” – Kari Granger
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Season 1 Episodes on Coordinating with Precision
Critical Components of Partnership-Accountability
- Episode 14: When Will You Be Satisfied?
- Episode 15: Are You Keeping Your Promises?
- Episode 16: How to Handle Complaints Like an Expert
- Episode 17: How to Make Meaningful Offers
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Our work is mosaic art. We read, study, and practice many philosophies, methodologies, and modalities of human performance, to ensure that our approach best serves our clients. We would like to acknowledge all of the thought leaders and organizations, whose ground-breaking work has influenced the Granger Network approach – especially Fernando Flores, Jim Selman, Michael C. Jensen, Julio Olalla, Pluralistic Networks, The Newfield Network, and the Strozzi Institute.
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