Last week’s US presidential election seemed like a good opportunity to visit a topic that’s at the heart of agile leadership: creating a space - both literally and figuratively - in which people can have open, deep and focused conversations. If we aim for a nice, friendly, or polite conversation - those goals aren't enough when the people that most need to have conversations with each other have very different, deeply held convictions. But there’s an alternative - civility.
In this episode, we hear from Ed Morrison, the director of the Agile Strategy Lab at the University of North Alabama. Ed’s spent three decades helping people have important but difficult conversations in the service of better futures for their organizations and communities, with civility as the bedrock.