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My guest for Episode #427 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is a returning guest, Karyn Ross. She was previously a guest in Episodes 266 and 411. She was also my guest for Episode #3 of My Favorite Mistake.
Karyn has a new book called The Kind Leader: A Practical Guide to Eliminating Fear, Creating Trust, and Leading with Kindness. Scroll down for a 20% coupon you can use if you buy through the publisher. You can also scroll down to learn how to enter to win a copy.
Today, we talk about the book and more, with topics and questions including:
- How do you define kindness?
- NPR story on the kindest family
- How do we help people understand that kindness is not a sign of weakness?
- My Favorite Mistake (out Thursday) Moses Harris interview Episode #110
- How much unkind behavior is driven by people being scared? “Vicious circle of fear”
- “Collaboration, cooperation and kindness” chapter heading — reminds me of how Dr. Deming used to rail against competition — and I think that's especially true when talking about internal competition
- Systemic root causes of fear and unkind behavior — Kind leaders can affect the system…
- Kindness and respect? Connections to Lean in the book
- A time when someone was kind to you at work?
- Recent KaiNexus webinar on psychological safety… also proven to drive results
- Blaming instinct…What do you mean by “always assume positive intent”? – examples?
- Negativity bias
- “Prefectionism isn't Kind” online workshop with Amy Mervak
- Little Kind Words Talk Show — lessons learned from that?
- Doing live streaming — “practice accepting what is”
- We're always learning… what have you learned about kindness since the book was published?
- “Pop up kindness stand”? — WSJ article
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