234: Practicing The Collaborative Way

234: Practicing The Collaborative Way

234: Practicing The Collaborative Way

What would happen if everyone in an organization adopted a collaborative approach to working together? Lloyd Fickett has facilitated such transformations scores of times over the past 20+ years with a set of 5 practices he created called The Collaborative Way. In this powerful conversation, Lloyd explains each one and describes the benefits that individuals, teams, and entire companies experience as a result of living these practices.

Lloyd founded Lloyd Fickett & Associates, Inc. in 1983, a management consulting firm initially focused on leadership, team building and extraordinary performance. In 1990 he developed The Collaborative Way® while working with Rodel, one of his clients. Since then, Lloyd

has helped his clients adopt The Collaborative Way® in order to build the futures they envision while navigating challenges like rapid growth, mergers, acquisitions, and other market pressures.

Lloyd is co-author of two books, The Collaborative Way®: A Story About Engaging the Mind and Spirit of a Company and Leading the Collaborative Way: Overcoming the Seven Most Common Pitfalls.

You’ll discover:

  • What led Lloyd to create The Collaborative Way while working with Rodel, one of his clients
  • Why Listening Generously is the #1 practice
  • That Honoring Commitments is not just about making them
  • The distinction Lloyd makes between Acknowledgement and Appreciation
  • The benefits one company has experienced by practicing the 5 commitments for 25 years

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153: Be a Go-Giver in Marriage and Life

153: Be a Go-Giver in Marriage and Life

153: Be a Go-Giver in Marriage and Life

What if you could find out secrets to a strong marriage and then discover that these same secrets can apply to all your relationships? That’s exactly what you’ll learn in this profound conversation I had with John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann, co-authors of The Go-Giver Marriage.

John is coauthor of more than 30 books, including his classic 2008 parable The Go-Giver, coauthored with Bob Burg. Ana is a clinical psychologist and therapist currently focused on training coaches around the globe to lead The Go-Giver Marriage workshops.

You’ll discover:

  • The role John and Ana each played in the creation of this book
  • The one principle that underlies all 5 secrets
  • Specific words you can say to express appreciation
  • Which secret is a favorite for John and for Ana – and why
  • Why they refer to one’s partner as an “unexplored continent”

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147: How to Transform Conflict into Connection

147: How to Transform Conflict into Connection

147: How to Transform Conflict into Connection

What if you could welcome conflicts instead of avoiding or dreading them? My guest Jason Digges describes how it’s possible to do just that by using Authentic Relating. We talk about that topic and many other ideas from his excellent book, Conflict = Energy, The Transformative Practice of Authentic Relating. You will want to take notes because Jason shares a wealth of practical ideas you can apply at work and at home.

Jason is a modern renaissance man. He’s equal parts artist, philosopher, teacher, and media producer. From 2003-2012 he worked for Integral Institute to create thousands of hours of educational media on the topics of transpersonal psychology, spirituality, productivity, and personal growth. Jason is obsessed with how humans can live and relate optimally. Since 2012, he’s facilitated groups and taught authentic relating and circling courses in over 20 cities around the world.

You’ll discover:

  • The 5 practices involved in Authentic Relating (AR)
  • Why Appreciation is a key element in building trust and strong relationships
  • The roles of Noticing, Appreciating, and Curiosity in AR
  • Why Dignity + Humility = Transformation and how the shadow side of each can get in the way of connecting with others
  • How leaders can create psychological safety so people feel free to speak up and share their thoughts and feelings

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