We effect change by engaging in robust conversations with ourselves, our colleagues, our customers, our family, the world
We must answer the big questions. What are the questions that need posing? Philosophers, theologians, scientists, and great teachers have debated this for ages:
- What is real?
- What is honest?
- What is quality?
- What has value?
Whether you are governing a country, running an organization, or participating in a committed personal relationship, your ability to effect change will increase as you become more responsive to your world and to the individuals who are central to your happiness and success.”
– Fierce conversations by Susan Scott Continue reading
Value of authentic connection
“The human need for psychological contact is strong enough that even moderate increases in psychological contact are of great personal and psychological value to clients. If a client connects with another human being while he or she is making sense in some ways but not others, this in itself is likely to bring a lessening of that client’s existential aloneness and anxiety.
Authenticity is a challenge, for all of us
Authenticity is a vastly overused term in today’s organizations, and may have lost its edge as a result. But it stands for something powerful and rare. If you think you’ve achieved it, you’re probably underestimating its meaning. For all but the rarest of great leaders, authenticity is an aspirational value. Authenticity is the currency of trust. We instinctively trust people who we deem to be real, genuine, and sincere. Continue reading