Navigating the complexities of effective collaboration is a perennial challenge for everyone, not just executives. Yet, it’s a challenge that can be met, as I discussed in a conversation with Christian Buckley on his CollabTalk podcast. This episode is filled with insights that have the potential to dramatically transform your approach to leading and interacting with your teams.
In our discussion, we dive into the nuances of making ‘Full Contact’ with your colleagues using five distinct principles, and the three types of conversation that are fundamental to successful collaboration.
Full Contact starts with being ‘fully present,’ which is more than a buzzword. It’s about understanding that every word we speak, every meeting we’re in, and every decision we make can either build stronger bonds or create divisions.
Most of us recognize the importance of qualities like clear communication, active listening, trust-building, and diversity of thought, but we struggle to manifest them in real-world situations, especially under pressure. Why is it that despite our best intentions, we often find these crucial behaviors elusive when we need them most?
That’s what we explore in our conversation. With Full Contact Performance, developed through years of work with executives and teams, we tackle this challenge head-on, focusing on turning these aspirational behaviors into concrete actions that we can take when we need them most—when the pressure is on and emotions are strong.
I invite you to tune into the podcast with Christian Buckley for an enlightening exploration of “the internal art” of collaboration. Christian is an exceptional host, and I think you’ll find it interesting.
If you the conversation helpful, you’ll find a much deeper exploration of these principles in my upcoming book, Full Contact Performance, available now for pre-order at any online bookseller.