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How To Start Meaningful Conversations At Work
Rick Maurer -- Change Management Expert Rick Maurer -- Change Management Expert
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Dateline: Arlington, VA
Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Sometimes, at work, it is hard to begin a conversation with someone we don’t know all that well. I like what the late Anthony Bourdain had to say in an NPR interview last year:

“If you sit down with people and just say, ‘Hey, what makes you happy? What’s your life like? What do you like to eat? More often than not, they will tell you extraordinary things, many of which have nothing to do with food.." - Anthony Bourdain

Here are links to two short videos from the Energy Bar Resource Center on ways people in organizations got meaningful conversations going:

How Vulnerability Opens Doors  

How Common Goals Shift Energy 

I welcome your suggestions on ways that you’ve found to encourage conversation.


Rick Maurer

Rick Maurer is an advisor to leaders in organizations on how to Lead Change without Migraines (tm)

The Energy Bar (tm) is a new tool that he uses to help clients get at the heart of what it takes to build support for any type of change almost instantly. (www.energybartools.com) He is author of Feedback Toolkit (Productivity Press 1994, revised 2011) Beyond the Wall of Resistance (Bard Press 1996, revised 2010) and Why Don't You Want What I Want? (Bard Press 2002)..

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