PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Crucial Conversations

Episode 165: What to Say When Emotions Take Over

Have you ever had a discussion where the stakes were high, opinions varied, and emotions were running strong?

In today’s Communication Guys podcast the Guys interview master trainer Justin Hale from VitalSmarts, the organization responsible for the best-selling book, “Crucial Conversations.” In this two-part interview, Justin explains how you can have a productive discussion even when passions are high.

This episode is a replay of one of our most-downloaded episodes, and was originally released as Episode 76.

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Avoiding Drama in the Workplace

Episode 164: The role you play without even knowing it

When a conflict begins, what role do you naturally play: Victim, Persecutor, or Rescuer?

According to Dr. Nate Regier, a conflict is like a drama that follows a predictable script, and we each play one of three roles in that drama. Only by understanding those roles and refusing to play them can we reduce the drama that comes with disagreement.

Episode 164 of the Communication Guys podcast is “Avoiding Drama in the Workplace,” where the Guys continue their interview with Dr. Nate Regier, CEO of Next Element and author of the book, “Conflict Without Casualties.”

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The Compassion Mindset

Episode 163: Putting an end to conflict begins with a change of attitude

Are you sick and tired of conflict in your workplace? Do miscommunication and strained relationships drain your creative energy and keep you from being more productive?

You’re not alone. According to Dr. Nate Regier, CEO of Next Element, the average employee spends two hours of every workweek dealing with conflict. The solution? According to Dr. Regier, it all comes down to compassion.

Episode 163 of the Communication Guys podcast is “The Compassion Mindset,” where the Guys interview Dr. Nate Regier about compassion: what it is, how to develop it, and how to use it to reduce the amount of conflict where you work.

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Give Your Idea a Chance to Live

Episode 158: Don’t let that great idea die alone and forgotten

Have you ever seen a successful new product or business and said to yourself, “That was my idea! I thought of that!”

Why are some people able to turn their great ideas into successful realities, while others allow their similar ideas to fade into distant memory? What marks the difference between a mere dreamer and someone who makes their dreams come true?

Episode 158 of the Communication Guys podcast is “Give Your Idea a Chance to Live,” where the Guys discuss the reasons that we often ignore or reject our best ideas, and why your ability to communicate might make the difference between a good concept and a great reality.

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5 Qualities of an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Episode 157: This is what separates the successful from the unsuccessful

If you were a graduate student, would you ever sign up for a course called “Touchy-Feely?”

At Stanford University’s prestigious Graduate School of Business, it’s been the most popular elective in their MBA program for 45 years. The class focuses on Emotional Intelligence, and Stanford’s best and brightest are taught that mastering this topic is crucial to their success in both business and relationships.

Episode 157 of the Communication Guys podcast is “5 Qualities of an Emotionally Intelligent Person,” where the Guys describe 5 essential principles of Emotional Intelligence and explain its importance in our everyday lives.

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