Resources For Continuous Improvement
Now that you’ve completed the course, your journey really begins! Here are some resources we recommend you check out to keep the party going:
Downloadable Exercises From This Course
Computer Says Yes (solo or group exercise for detecting language bias)
Facts & Stories (solo or group exercise for speaking in-arguably)
The Scientific Method Of Debate (solo or partner exercise for setting up productive debates)
Delivering Bad News (a 4-step framework)
Resolving Personal Concerns (a 5-step framework)
The Jeffersonian Dinner (group exercise for building trust through storytelling)
The Meetings Flowchart (what kind of meeting or debate should you have, given the current issue?)
Recommended Books To Read
Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart
See the principles of this course in action through the lens of incredible stories in history
The neuroscience of building trust, and how it applies to high-performing teams
A Book About Love
One of my favorite books for understanding one’s own ego, limitations, and how we need each other
This book helps people clear the way for the kind of personal change that’s fundamental to great teamwork
The Righteous Mind
Perhaps the best book on understanding different people’s perspectives that’s out there
The Art of Gathering
Master meeting facilitator Priya Parker explored how people meet around the world and put together this guide to making meetings count.
How To Change Your Mind
Understand one of the more interesting routes to developing Intellectual Humility through the science of what happens when your brain is on psychedelics—and when you meditate
An oldie but goodie for developing the skills to have hard conversations with empathy. I recommend it more for the framework of how to express yourself to others (the first half of the book) and less for the parts on getting others to open up their emotions to you. There’s fair criticism out there that NVC can be invasive to try to get people to expose their feelings rather than letting them choose whether or not to.
Recommended Further Training
Tests for understanding your own biases and cognitive distortions. (Also a lot of fun!)
Becoming your best self, and understanding others—an in-person workshop that will change your life.
Practice Daniel Goleman’s Strategies For Emotional Intelligence
Watch this overview talk, then check out: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 (This book is both a quick read and a test you can take, all in the service of increasing your empathy and emotional control—an excellent meta-skill for collaborating with intellectual humility.)
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