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Podcast With Arne Carlsen

4 Skills To Improve Your Relationships At Work – Podcast With Arne Carlsen

Arne Carlsen is a Professor at the Department of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at BI Norwegian Business School, whose research explores matters of organizational change, innovation and knowledge creation, human growth, and relationships. In addition to being published in many journals and media outlets, Arne he has co-edited four books, including Research Alive, with Professor Jane Dutton, and is a member of the research advisory board for the Centre for Positive Organisations at the University of Michigan.

In this week’s podcast we explore relational agency, and the four simple skills you can build in your teams to listen deeply, lift each other, and turn challenges around.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:25] – Arne explains what relational agency is and why it matters when it comes to our wellbeing and performance at work.
  • [07:08] – Arne outlines how we can build more respectful engagement in our relationships at work.
  • [10:30] – Arne shares how we can practice generative resistance and healthy conflict with each other at work.
  • [13:08] – Arne outlines how liberating laughter compliments generative resistance and how we can create more of it in workplaces.
  • [16:27] – Arne offers tips for cultivating psychological safety within ourselves and our relationships.
  • [18:46] – Arne explains how the Best Reflected Self exercise can help us discover our strengths and improve our relationships.
  • [23:35] – Arne shares how leaders have introduced these relational agency skills successfully to their teams…
  • [25:10] – Arne enters the lightning round.

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