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E55: What Real Dialogue Is with Susan Taylor

“Dialogue is not about a conversation. It involves conversation. […] Dialogue is actually a way or a state of being.”

In this episode, it’s my pleasure to have Susan Taylor with us. 

She is a professional facilitator and coach and the CEO of Generon International, a company that focuses on high-level leadership development and particularly on facilitating the process of real dialogue in organizations.  The process of real dialogue allows creative conflict to emerge while the people participating remain respectful, in listening mode, creative, and connected even when in disagreement.  Sounds like something most organizations can benefit from, doesn’t it?

I also talk to Susan about how to establish a culture of conversation and connection as a leader.

In this episode:

  • Discovering your purpose at a young age
  • The practice and the process of dialogue
  • How to practice dialogue as a leader
  • Establishing a culture of conversation at your company 
  • Creating connection as a leader
  • And more!

Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.

 

Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode

“Dialogue is not about a conversation. It involves conversation. […] Dialogue is actually a way or a state of being.”

“It’s the inner state piece that we bring to any sort of interaction that plays a role in the outcomes that we wish to achieve.”

“I see dialogue as more than just a conversation. It is a way of being, it is a way of how I show up and interact, and listen, and slow things down and suspend judgment.”

Talking is work, being able to communicate with each other in ways that create things that I couldn’t create myself is work.

We’re people first before we get the titles, and the roles, and the functions.

“There’s a difference between busyness, or being on the hamster wheel, and busy through inspired action. And when I’m paying attention to my being right, and how I’m being in my doing, that shifts everything. I don’t want to be on the hamster wheel. I want to be inspired through the actions that I’m doing.”

 

Resource Links: 

Susan Taylor is a professionalfacilitator and coach who has worked with some of the most renowned thought leaders in the domains of emotional, spiritual, and leadership intelligence. She’s the CEO of Generon International.

Connect with today’s guest on LinkedIn: Susan Taylor

If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out my book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.

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Connect with Janet Ioli:

Linkedin: Janet Ioli

Instagram: @janetioli

Website: janetioli.com

Janet is the founder of Power Presence Academy.  She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.