The Leader Learner Podcast

S03E08 The Value the Voice Episode

January 17, 2024 Theresa Destrebecq & Vincent Musolino
The Leader Learner Podcast
S03E08 The Value the Voice Episode
Show Notes

Check-In Question:

  • Would you tell people if you won the lottery, would you tell people or keep it a secret? 

Big Ideas:

  • Exercise:
    • Draw a meeting on a paper.
      • Color code.  RED- people talking too much. GREEN - people talking too little. ORANGE - people speaking in a toxic way
      • What do you notice? 
  • Share of voice
  • When is interrupting others okay? 
  • Cultural differences between share of voice, and adapting to how others communicate
  • How can we encourage green people to talk more, besides simply "Speak up"?
    • Wait time.
    • Eye contact
    • Moderate conversation more
  • Does everyone's voice need to be heard?
  • Are we using breakout rooms to create engagement
  • 1-2-4-ALL Giving people the opportunities to write first, then share with a pair, then the whole group
  • Turn to your neighbor
  • Brainstorming are often more geared for extroverted people. Extend the brainstorm
  • When we don't hear from others, we don't hear opposition
  • Power has nothing to do with performance at times.
  • Certain situations when collective intelligence is not appropriate
  • Hearing from the experts, credible, valuable contributors? 
  • Wisdom of the LOUD, doesn't necessarily incorporate the most credible people
  • Context matters
  • Collective intelligence - more people sharing, focus on social sensitivity
  • More social sensitivity when there are women in the room
  • Swap out the moderators of a meeting, to shift the share of voice
  • Connection between empowering people and burnout - some people aren't ready to be empowered
  • Entrepreneurship training versus leadership training
  • Front load the sharing to equate share of voice
  • Bring awareness to people
  • ONE BREATH SHARE - keeps sharing limited
  • What's the purpose of the meeting?
  • Who's really making the decision?


More yummy content on