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Unburdened Leader Podcast

By September 28, 2021Podcast

Leading with Dignity: Hard On Ideas, Easy On People

Interviewed by Rebecca Ching for Unburdened Leader Podcast

Cultures of Dignity co-founder, Rosalind Wiseman, was interviewed by Rebecca Ching for her Unburdened Leader Podcast which focuses on leadership development. In the interview, Rosalind speaks on the issues that are impacting our families and communities; where hard problems we all need to solve together so easily become conflict that moves into chaos and anger.

Rosalind and Rebecca discussed how we must face the challenges we see around us and direct experience with courage and integrity. Especially when anger, entitlement, and self-preservation can kick into overdrive when we feel devalued. Rosalind and Rebecca explored how we can justify demeaning others if we think we are in the right or protecting people we love. And, critically, they considered how we forget about relationships and fight to be right, no matter the cost.

Sometimes, it can feel like there is nothing we can do but be silent.

Listen to this podcast to learn how we can speak up. We can hold our own with confidence and calm; especially in moments where we have felt overwhelmed in the past. We can bring others on this journey so that we can face our challenges and create solutions that not only solve problems but repair our relationships with each other.

Listen to the podcast episode:

 

In this podcast Rosalind and Rebecca discuss how we can change the way we communicate so we can better advocate our beliefs and share our perspectives while truly listening to each other.

  • We can do that by understanding what it really means to treat ourselves and others with dignity.
  • We can do that by understanding the power of our emotions and learning how to manage them purposefully and thoughtfully.
  • We can do that by understanding that while emotions are real they aren’t permanent.
  • We can do that by processing our feelings and then act in ways that not only help our communities right now but role-model for young people on how to act in a civil society.
  • We can do that by learning to stay present and engaged when we are surrounded by others’ anxiety and anger.
  • We have to lead with dignity by facing our biases and recognizing the inherent worth of every person.

For a great resource on learning how to communicate effectively when you’re having hard conversations see our Tiny Guide on Emotional Hijacking.