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The Maverick Paradox Podcast is a twice weekly show where Judith Germain demonstrates that Maverick Leadership exists everywhere, through her conversations with a diverse array of guests.

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May 27, 2024

In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Karin Hurt about "Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Workplace Conflict" and how to address conflicts proactively.

Key Takeaways

In this conversation Judith and Karin discuss Karin's new book "Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Workplace Conflict", which provides practical tools and techniques for addressing workplace conflicts in a proactive, human-centered way. The book focuses on four key dimensions: connection, clarity, curiosity, and commitment.

Karin also discusses how remote and hybrid work environments can introduce new types of conflicts, such as unclear expectations around things like camera usage and work-from-anywhere policies. Karin Hurt is the Founder and CEO of Let's Grow Leaders, she encourages courage and inspires innovation. She's the author of 5 books including the just released, Powerful phrases for dealing with workplace conflict: what to say next to destress the workday, build collaboration and calm difficult customers.

You can find out more about our guest and today's episode in this Maverick Paradox Magazine article here.


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