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Author: Karen Gimnig & Paul Tevis

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A conversation about exploring the collaborative space between individuals, hosted by Karen Gimnig and Paul Tevis.
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"When we get anxious that things are not going the way we want them to, the counter-instinctual but really useful response is to release and expand our vision and ask, 'How do we create space between the two of us to actually make this work?' Because that's where the real solution is probably going to come from."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"We can revisit decisions and say, 'This was exactly the right thing to do at the time. And I think we need to revisit it to see if it's still the right thing to do.'"Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"In addition to cultivating awareness that we are telling ourselves a story about what we're encountering, it's useful to remind ourselves that other people are doing that, too."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"Truly being collaborative is being able to attend to self and also attend to the collective, to the group. To be able to hold both of those things not in opposition to each other but at the same time."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"One of the valuable places we can get to is when we notice a thing out here that's causing some discomfort in us to get curious about what that is. We might learn something about what's going on out here. We also might learn something about ourselves in the process."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"So what's the cost of being right? And what are you willing to pay? What are you actually willing to give up in order to 'be right?'"Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"As trust evolves in a group, it's important that you also evolve – and acknowledge that you're evolving – how you make decisions."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"There is a cultural belief at the root of this that says, 'Investing in our people and helping them grow and learn is the way that we succeed collectively.' If we don't believe in that, we will unconsciously do all kinds of things that stop people from growing."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"Often decisions about hiring consultants get budget consideration. 'Do we have the money for it?' But actually, the bigger question is, 'Do we have the time?'"Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"The better job I've done identifying my actual need, the more likely it is that my request can be met because the actual need can almost always be met in a number of different ways." Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"I almost want to stop calling them working agreements, and start calling them shared intentions."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"Where are our patterns and our habits contributing to the result we don't want?"Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"When I can be clear about why I'm talking, it helps me get to the point. But also when I can make it clear to other people why I'm talking, they can know how to engage with that."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"I can't guarantee that their behavior will change if I do set a boundary. I can't guarantee that I'm actually going to be good at setting that boundary, because I haven't been practicing that. But what I can guarantee is, if I don't, I'm going to continue to get the same result that I'm getting."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"The goal is not to get alignment. The goal is to become aware of range, in a really respectful space where we say 'If it's important to you, it's important to us. If it matters to you, it has space in this space.'"Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"We actually approach problems differently, both individually and collectively, when we slow down and are able to be deliberative about it."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"If you're using a rule to avoid vulnerability, then you're using a rule in a way that gets in the way of relationship."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"How do we help people understand the value that other folks – on teams, in groups, that they're working with – bring?" Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"Really good feedback arrives as complaints fairly often – and how we receive it is what makes the difference."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
"In a setting where money is being exchanged, where work is being done, we've been trained – we've been enculturated – to believe that we're supposed to only interact in these formal ways."Listen on the website and read the transcriptWatch this episode on YouTube
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