'In The Know' OD Book Discussion
Topic: “We Need to Talk” by Celeste Headlee
Description: WE NEED TO TALK. They are, perhaps, the most dreaded four words in the English language. But in her timely and practical book, We Need to Talk, Celeste Headlee—a public radio host—makes the case that they are urgently needed.
Today most of us communicate from behind electronic screens, and studies show that Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever before. The blame for some of this disconnect can be attributed to our political landscape, but the erosion of our conversational skills as a society lies with us as individuals.
And the only way forward, says Headlee, is to start talking to each other. In We Need to Talk, she outlines the strategies that have made her a better conversationalist and offers actionable steps anyone can take to improve their communication skills.
Facilitator: Janice Shack-Marquez
Bio: Janice Shack-Marquez is a master facilitator and speaker who draws on 20 years of experience as a senior executive. She is on the adjunct faculty of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University and on the adjunct faculty of the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland where she teaches courses on communications, leadershipand management. She recently retired from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve where she was a business leader and a leadership coach. She held a dual appointment as Deputy Director in the Division of Research and Statistics and in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She has extensive experience leading change, developing innovative programs, dealing with challenging workplace issues, and helping clients deal effectively with interpersonal conflicts.
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