How do we create a breakthrough with anyone, anytime, anywhere? How do we have tough conversations? How do we get out of tough situations that are intractable? It all starts with one key — and with it, we suddenly start to see things differently. We begin to question things. We learn things that we did not know before. Join Kari Granger and Paul Adams illuminate one shift that can disarm stalemates, catalyze creative problem solving, and support authentic learning.
In This Episode:
00:59 – Introducing today’s topic: How to Create Breakthroughs with Anyone
02:12 – The importance of curiosity
04:58 – Cultivating authentic moods
06:38 – Expectations and moods
07:29 – Kari’s deployment in Kuwait
09:48 – Kari’s shift to the mood of curiosity
12:18 – Paul’s early career ambition to be the smartest person in the room
14:30 – Battling the mood of annoyance
15:27 – How a curious approach can be disarming
16:58 – Kari reflects on a strategic planning session she recently performed
19:17 – Paul challenges the audience to practice curiosity in the workplace and to send a note recapping their results on The Granger Network LinkedIn
“How do you have tough conversations? How do you create a breakthrough with anyone, anytime, anywhere? How do you get out of tough situations that are intractable? How do you start? It all comes from one thing.” – Kari Granger
“Inquiring into what happened with a real mood of curiosity actually incites curiosity, contemplation, and real looking from the other person…rather than explanations, justifications, or other reactions to keep you away.” – Kari Granger
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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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