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Talking on Eggshells

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Today, people are talking more and yet becoming more divided. Today, not opposing is supporting and not supporting is opposing. We need to stop, listen, listen to understand, and start again. 'Talking on Eggshells" is a talk about the things that people are already talking about, but without the echo chambers. Without the confirmation bias. With informed expression, passion, compassion and, most importantly, a step towards change. After all, the point of communication is change.

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Today, people are talking more and yet becoming more divided. Today, not opposing is supporting and not supporting is opposing. We need to stop, listen, listen to understand, and start again. 'Talking on Eggshells" is a talk about the things that people are already talking about, but without the echo chambers. Without the confirmation bias. With informed expression, passion, compassion and, most importantly, a step towards change. After all, the point of communication is change.

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English


Episodes
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Election 2024 - In the Workplace

4/2/2024
In any election year, politics enter the workplace–whether they should or not. This raises incredibly difficult challenges for employees at all levels; but none more than leaders. Let’s discuss. Support the Show.

Duration:00:46:21

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Promoting Based on the Whole Person Concept

3/28/2024
In every organization that has human’s, there will be poor performers at all levels. And, poor performance is relative to technical skills and emotional intelligence. And yet, people are often promoted based solely on the technical. This is a big challenge. Let’s talk about it. Support the Show.

Duration:00:42:21

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New Leaders, ‘Same’ Changes

3/26/2024
It is very common for new leaders to want to put their stamp on the organization by making changes. This often leaves employees feeling anxious before the leadership even enters the picture. Some employees just let the change happen without leaning into it. Others just want to wait the leaders out. Meanwhile, leaders will defend the intentionality and need for their changes. All in all, it’s a difficult matter. Support the Show.

Duration:00:37:00

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One Year In, the Pivot

3/21/2024
We are not products of our environment, we are products of how we respond to our environment. And Chris and Vince are responding to some changes in the environment that have begun to influence how we talk. This has brought us to a pivot that requires a discussion. Support the Show.

Duration:00:26:48

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10 Topics in 40 Minutes, Part 2

3/19/2024
Chris and Vince walk through a bevy of recent culture topics in a short time frame. This’ll be raw and, of course, unscripted. Let’s go! Support the Show.

Duration:00:54:46

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The Trials and Tribulations of Listening to Understand

3/11/2024
If you listen to understand, hold people’s words, and bring genuine curiosity…it can be a struggle to be heard. If that doesn’t make sense, listen to this episode! Support the Show.

Duration:00:52:52

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Beverly Hills and Affordable Housing: Part 2

3/7/2024
This wasn’t planned to be a two-parter, but like Drake, Vince and Chris are in their feelings about this topic. And so it goes…shout out to Billy Joel. Let’s talk…again! Support the Show.

Duration:00:54:13

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Mailbag 11: Ben Crump and a Really Appropriate Answer

2/29/2024
In today’s mailbag, a reader is skeptical about whether Vince is truly okay with people wearing clothes that seem culturally misappropriated. And, Chris answers a question about a misconstrued comment by Ben Crump. And…there’s other questions we’ll answer. Dig in. Support the Show.

Duration:00:39:13

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Beverly Hills and Affordable Housing: Part 1

2/26/2024
A judge in Beverly Hills has just mandated affordable housing. Two D.C. schools from ‘different sides of the track’ may be blending students. In both cases, people are upset. Should they be? What are they upset about? How do Chris and Vince see it? Let’s talk.] Support the Show.

Duration:00:43:20

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The Impacts and Awesomeness of Facilitation

2/22/2024
Sometimes, Chris and Vince just like to geek out about why they are so smitten with facilitation. This is one of those times. Support the Show.

Duration:00:45:12

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Is It Appropriate to Appropriate?

2/19/2024
Music genre's. Clothing created by people of different cultures. Basketball and baseball. Cultural appropriation has been a hot button topic, and some people see it as a legit issue. Others see it as much ado about nothing. Let's talk about it. Support the Show.

Duration:00:53:44

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The Best or the Model?

2/8/2024
Understanding that “the best” is a subjective determination, there’s still a push to remove some and uplift others for reasons that are not solely tied to artistic or athletic merits. Are these important pushes or do they push away the credibility of the awards? Let’s talk. Support the Show.

Duration:00:51:39

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Polyamorous Relationships: A Culture Lens

2/6/2024
Chris and Vince speak with relationship therapist and DEI facilitator Carise Rotach to walk through the litany of articles and engagements around polyamorous relationships; to include the criticism and support they yield. This should be interesting! Support the Show.

Duration:00:56:19

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Mailbag 10: Good Cults and Comedian Awards Hosts

2/6/2024
In this mailbag, Chris and Vince answers questions about how a cult could not be bad and what we think about Kevin Hart suggesting that award hosting gigs are not safe for comedians. Also, we’ve been asked why we haven’t discussed reparations and what our thoughts are about them. Whew, let’s go. Support the Show.

Duration:00:36:05

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The Dwindling Military and Law Enforcement Interest

1/29/2024
Both the military and police fields are struggling to find and retain talent. And, people from all sides of the political aisle are expressing their support or, at the very least, understanding of this trend. This, even as these same people couldn’t be further apart when it comes to their feelings and talking points on the matter. Let’s discuss those feelings and talking points through a broader societal culture lens. Support the Show.

Duration:00:57:28

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Social Justice Archetypes

1/25/2024
It is 2023 and social justice efforts have become more prominent, more discussed, and more diverse. It seems like as good a time as any to break down the different archetypes in this space, to include the reality that people can fit multiple archetypes, this depending on what social justice area is being discussed. Support the Show.

Duration:01:04:36

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Cult of Personality

1/22/2024
Chris and Vince speak with a former culture member about the motivations, impacts, and warning signs of cult life. We have no idea where this conversation is going to go…but like Taylor, we’re ready for it. Support the Show.

Duration:01:07:10

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The State of DEI: Part 2

1/18/2024
In Part 1, we talked a lot about the Truth and Trial of DEI, a relatively quick regression. Now, we’re going to talk a bit about the Taboo state of DEI and what, if anything, can be done to change it. Let’s go! Support the Show.

Duration:00:59:34

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Young Adults Living with Parents

1/15/2024
The percentage of young adults living with or being financially supported by their parents has increased significantly. What is influencing this increase? How much of it is ‘on the parent’ and how much of it is tied to children and young adults' lack of motivation? Let’s talk. Support the Show.

Duration:00:57:22

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The State of DEI: Part 1

1/11/2024
A lot of people are moving away from, or, in the very least divesting from Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI). But why? Is it because people don’t care and never did? Is it because people are trying to maintain the status quo? Is it because people are soured on DEI? Let’s talk! Support the Show.

Duration:00:53:57