Breakthrough Solutions Never Come From the Comfortable Conversations


This fascinating TEDTalk by Tim Ferris is both thought-provoking and practical.

I especially like one of his closing statements:

“The biggest challenges and problems we face will never be solved with comfortable conversations whether it’s in your  own head or with other people.”

Tim Ferris


If you’re like most of us, there are conversations you avoid because you don’t have confidence in your ability to say “the right thing” so the other person responds well. While we obviously can’t control how the other person responds, we have HUGE influence over whether they get defensive or respond with a calm, rational, open mind.

To help you with that, I recommend the article Let’s Talk for a Change and the audio recording of a keynote I did years ago by the same title:

Let’s Talk for a Change: How to Foster Open, Non-Defensive Conversations Around Important Issues


Also, if you want a deeper dive, check out the audio recordings of Courageous Conversations  as well as Coaching and Mentoring Skills for Managers. The Early Bird Discount rate ends on July 30th.

OK…now for Tim Ferris…

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