The Leader Learner Podcast

S02E14 The Create Opportunities to Connect Episode

March 20, 2023 Theresa Destrebecq & Vincent Musolino Season 2 Episode 14
The Leader Learner Podcast
S02E14 The Create Opportunities to Connect Episode
Show Notes

Check-In Question:

  • What are you attached to?

Big Ideas:

  • How does our attachment related to our happiness?
  • Relationships have a direct relationship to our health
  • What will continue to shift in our relationships as we work in virtual spaces
  • Desperate for connection
  • Can't escape our need for connection
  • A tribe is 150 people
  • Are people more afraid of connection because of the pandemic?
  • 1 in 3 people around the globe says they are lonely (pre-covid)
  • Social media gives us a false sense of connection
  • Relying on tools for connection, but it's not true connection
  • We say things online we wouldn't say in person
  • Comparison of curated lives
  • Prioritizing real connections with real people
  • Social fitness - an ongoing practice in developing relationships
  • How do we develop friendships?
  • Cultural differences in how relationships are developed
  • Baby steps in building relationships
  • Social services as a way to meet new people
  • Age not being a defining factor in a friendship
  • Shifting from risk aversion to risk affinity
  • Relationships take vulnerability. One person has to be the first to be vulnerable.
  • Create chance and opportunity 
  • Acknowledging risks and the possibilities
  • The illusion of control in staying in the known, even if it's uncomfortable
  • Peach versus coconut styles of friendships
  • Relying on Employee Resources Groups in lonely at work
  • Reaching out to people out of curiosity, without an agenda
  • Letting people know that you appreciated something that they said, even if you don't know them
  • Not taking it personally if people don't respond when we reach


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