Join Kenning Partners Cathy Boeckmann and Jerry Stauduhar as they speak with Mike Merrill about the challenges facing strategic business communicators today. Despite a wealth of data–or maybe even because it is so plentiful–drawing out the “so what” and generating business insights seems ever more difficult.
Reflecting on 50 years of helping leaders see the blind spots that hold them back Last June, as it became clear that 2020 would be a year like no other, Kenning Partner Mark Ledden started a conversation with his friend and mentor Barry Jentz.
Kenning Partners Jennifer Lachance and Cathy Boeckmann discuss how you can get the most out of your end of year review. They first look at two common but not ideal reflex reactions to feedback in reviews: “Not Me” and “All Me”. Since neither of these stances engage much with what you are hearing, Jen suggests a different one: “Let’s Talk”. Here you approach the feedback with curiosity: you try to truly understand what your reviewer is telling you, and you work to integrate it into your understanding. Jen delineates the power of this approach before, during, and after the review. And she explains how using it at review time can have positive after effects throughout the coming year.
Mike Merrill talks with Kenning Partner Jerry Stauduhar about what Kenning has learned over the past year or so about best practices for virtual training. Jerry talks about how Kenning adapted to the new Zoom realities, and some of the major lessons they learned in the process: Deliver your content in small bites; mix up the modalities you work in; and lean into the performance, especially with your voice. Jerry finishes up by explaining some of the benefits to virtual training, and explores the future of the virtual and hybrid training models.
An Introduction to our podcast, "Knowing Kenning".