How to Lead Transformational Conversations [Podcast S03E11]

10 Practical Strategies for Greater Influence

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this eleventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how you can lead transformational conversations.

A new model of leadership has emerged over the last several years that is more about dialogue than the traditional model. But it’s not always intuitive and it takes some practice. Here are ten practical strategies you can use to gain greater influence.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How you can use conversations to not only generate the best creative thinking, but also produce buy-in from you team.
  • The importance of defining the desired outcome at the outset of the conversation.
  • The power of establishing the right questions in advance for reaching your desired outcome.
  • Why it’s essential to leave room for disagreement—and even affirm it.
  • How to listen effectively and keep the conversation moving.
  • The importance of followup questions and positive feedback to increase engagement.
  • That these ten strategies work for almost any relationship, including among family and friends.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: How do you feel when you’ve participated in a transformational conversation? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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