62 episodes

A conversation about exploring the collaborative space between individuals, hosted by Karen Gimnig and Paul Tevis.

Employing Differences Karen Gimnig & Paul Tevis

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A conversation about exploring the collaborative space between individuals, hosted by Karen Gimnig and Paul Tevis.

    Employing Differences, Episode 62: What's our vision?

    Employing Differences, Episode 62: What's our vision?

    "When we put a word like creativity or diversity or sustainability into our vision statements, very often what we're doing is picking a comfortable word that each of us will interpret to mean the thing we would like it to mean. Theoretically, we're documenting our alignment. In fact, the words that we have in there represent anything but alignment."

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    • 21 min
    Employing Differences, Episode 61: May I interrupt?

    Employing Differences, Episode 61: May I interrupt?

    "When someone else is talking, you might have an idea and might be possessed by the incredible urge to share the idea that you have. Sometimes that's useful, and sometimes it's not."

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    • 13 min
    Employing Differences, Episode 60: Can't you be serious?

    Employing Differences, Episode 60: Can't you be serious?

    "If we're doing the class clown act to distract, to escape, to disengage, to protect, to defend, then yeah, we'd probably like someone to be more serious. But if we are being playful and goofy and silly in serious engagement with the group, that's likely to be really productive."

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    • 12 min
    Employing Differences, Episode 59: Who do I tell?

    Employing Differences, Episode 59: Who do I tell?

    "'This was the decision we made. This was the process we followed. These were the things that we considered.' When you share that with the larger group and tell people about those things, they have less of a concern and less of a need to know of who said what." 

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    • 19 min
    Employing Differences, Episode 58: Am I prepared for this tough conversation?

    Employing Differences, Episode 58: Am I prepared for this tough conversation?

    "If you want to make that really rich and deep, you can ask yourself, 'That thing that's driving me crazy about them? What's really good about that thing? What do I appreciate about that particular thing?'"

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    • 17 min
    Employing Differences, Episode 57: Enforcement or feedback?

    Employing Differences, Episode 57: Enforcement or feedback?

    "Feedback for most of us is a stretch. In fact, if you're not feeling stretched while you're giving feedback, my guess is you could give better feedback. But really good feedback is almost always a stretch outside that comfort zone."

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    • 17 min

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