Leading with Dignity: Hard On Ideas, Easy On People
Interviewed by Rebecca Ching for Unburdened Leader Podcast
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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.