In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how you can best leverage everyday conversations to make a difference in your relationships.
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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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?
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In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- Blog post: 5 Strategies for Becoming a Better Conversationalist
- Blog post: Leading Powerful Conversations
- Blog post: How to Have Better Dinner Conversations
Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.
Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.
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