55 min

Power, Progress, and Generative Conflict - with Regina Smith & Dr. Amanda Aguilera The Reboot Podcast

    • Careers

In moments of conflict, it can be difficult to stay present amongst our discomfort. However, when we lean into love and compassion we might begin to see conflict in a generative light. In this episode of the Reboot Podcast, Jerry is joined by Regina Smith, MA and Amanda Aguilera, PsyD, Co-founders of Evolving Dynamics, experts in the field of power dynamics, conflict, and equity. In this conversation, Regina and Amanda examine and characterize the intersectionality of power dynamics and expound on the various ways power is conferred in our culture (and our workplaces). They highlight how conflict avoidance is often most detrimental to those in the down power role and why expanding our capacity to be in conflict is necessary for progress. The conversation explores how cultivating a positive outlook towards conflict supports our ability to engage empathetically and skillfully when moments of friction arise. By introducing the notion of generative conflict (and the idea of radical collaboration), they underscore why love, community, and connection are paramount for social transformation. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Follow our step by step guides: - How To: Leave a Review on Your Computer: www.reboot.io/leave-itunes-review-via-computer/ - How To: Leave a Review on Your iPhone: www.reboot.io/leave-itunes-review-via-iphone/ Never miss an episode! Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all our episode releases. www.Reboot.io/signup

In moments of conflict, it can be difficult to stay present amongst our discomfort. However, when we lean into love and compassion we might begin to see conflict in a generative light. In this episode of the Reboot Podcast, Jerry is joined by Regina Smith, MA and Amanda Aguilera, PsyD, Co-founders of Evolving Dynamics, experts in the field of power dynamics, conflict, and equity. In this conversation, Regina and Amanda examine and characterize the intersectionality of power dynamics and expound on the various ways power is conferred in our culture (and our workplaces). They highlight how conflict avoidance is often most detrimental to those in the down power role and why expanding our capacity to be in conflict is necessary for progress. The conversation explores how cultivating a positive outlook towards conflict supports our ability to engage empathetically and skillfully when moments of friction arise. By introducing the notion of generative conflict (and the idea of radical collaboration), they underscore why love, community, and connection are paramount for social transformation. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Follow our step by step guides: - How To: Leave a Review on Your Computer: www.reboot.io/leave-itunes-review-via-computer/ - How To: Leave a Review on Your iPhone: www.reboot.io/leave-itunes-review-via-iphone/ Never miss an episode! Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all our episode releases. www.Reboot.io/signup

55 min