Welcome to The Conversation Factory, where I investigate how to create change through changing conversations. Each episode I'll talk to an amazing conversation designer about how to Amplify, Shift or Transform conversations in Organizations, Teams, Communities and our own lives. Visit www.theconversationfactory.com where I distill these insights we can bring into our work and lives.
DeColonizing Design Thinking
Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel, PhD, is the Associate Director for Design Thinking for Social Impact, and Professor of Practice at the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University, where she teaches design thinking from an emancipatory perspective. She has a passion for diversity and inclusion, and we talk about some of the ways that we can check our assumptions, learn how our own perspective affects the designs we make, and ways we can include different perspectives in the discussion.
Negotiation with Compassion
Kwame Christian is the Director of the American Negotiation Institute and a respected voice in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution. He also hosts one of the world’s most popular negotiation podcasts, Negotiate Anything. Kwame and I dig deep into how to be confident in the face of conflict. He shares methods he's used to transform the way he approaches negotiation, resources for learning negotiation, and useful meditation techniques.
The Hybrid Future of Events
Meredith Kaganovskiy is a certified meeting professional, digital events strategist and Senior Project Manager of the DIA Global Annual Meeting. We talk about taking a 7000 person-strong flagship event into a virtual one with weeks to spare and dive deep into Meredith's philosophy of experience-driven events planning, as well as her “two experiences, one meeting” motto for the hybrid future on the horizon.
Making Conversation with Fred Dust
Fred Dust is a former global managing partner at the acclaimed design firm IDEO. Using the methodology in his book Making Conversation, he works with the Rockefeller Foundation on the future of global dialogue, and with other foundations to host constructive dialogue to rebuild human connection in a climate of widespread polarization and cynicism. Learn about his 7-step conversation design toolkit and dive deep into how you can make every conversation you participate an opportunity for creativity.
Facilitating Breakthrough with Adam Kahane
Today we talk to Adam Kahane, Director of Reos Partners. We discuss his books from Power and Love to Collaborating with the Enemy and his next book, coming in 2021 “Facilitating breakthrough”
We discuss on the five polarities that we must navigate if we are to facilitate breakthroughs and Adam shares stories and insights from his 30 years of facilitating conversations at the highest levels of government.
Designing Design Leadership
Today we talk design leadership, org design and systems design with Demetrius Romanos, SVP of Design & Development at Ergobaby. Demetrius has led design on products from chocolate to healthcare and everything in between .
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Useful For The Curious!
Daniel shows up with one of my favorite attributes: he’s curious. And behind that is a kind of intellectual and emotional intelligence that not only draws out his guests best approaches and the thinking behind it, but he also manages to connect in a warm and inviting manner so that we listeners get to learn more about their why’s…and that tends to reveal feelings and values. Those values, paired with interesting practitioners from a range of backgrounds makes for compelling listening. And perhaps most importantly for me, the boundary spanning approaches open up windows of possibility about how we design our future. We need more of that today, more than ever!!
Thought Provoking & Resourcing
The podcast serves as my touchstone for interesting peolpe and interesting dialogue around conversation and deeper thinking. His questions are engaging and the guests bring rare perspectives that enrich and provide insights equally at home in a cocktail party or a boardroom.
Refreshing and insightful
I heard Daniel on the podcast This is Product Management and couldn’t wait to checkout the Conversation Factory. After one listen, I can say you won’t be disappointed. The flow and topics are very relevant to all industries.