Archive for the ‘Safe conversations’ Category

New Ways of Listening: Conversations at Work

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Libero

What can the corporate world learn from The Horse Whisperer when it comes to hosting conversations that really matter? It’s said that a good trainer can hear a horse speak. But a great trainer can hear him whisper.

By this definition, Monty Roberts is a great trainer. Known as the Horse Whisperer, Monty has broken away from traditional methods of horse training to introduce a new level of trust through listening. He has changed the game entirely by deconstructing the fear-based training paradigm. (more…)

CorpTalk and Siemens at STIA + 2014 DC: Simple Means to Rich Ends

Friday, December 5th, 2014
CorpTalk and Siemens Keynote graphic recording

When it comes to corporate well being, we diagnose the conversation, not the people. Conversation is the cure.

When I think about the STIA + 2014 DC conference (Nov 5-9), where I was honored to co-keynote our CorpTalk and Siemens cultural transformation success story, “simple means to rich ends” comes to mind. (more…)

Talk to Me: Tell Me Your Work Stories

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Talk to Me

Many of you have been asking, “Maria, when are you going to write the book?”

Well, I’m doing it. And here’s the update.

I took a short sabbatical where I thought through what would make the most difference to others. Twenty years in the trenches has allowed me to really process my own crucial learnings and distill the heart of my experience in order to pull through what I believe has the most value. (more…)