Unlearning Silence | Elaine Lin Hering

When was the last time you wanted to speak up, but were too afraid to?

This week, embark on a riveting exploration of silence with Kurt, Tim, and special guest Elaine Lin Herring, author of Unlearning Silence. Through rich conversation, they delve into the intricate dynamics of power, societal expectations, and the profound impact of silence in our personal and professional lives. Elaine illuminates the hidden complexities behind our communication patterns, urging listeners to challenge ingrained norms and create inclusive spaces where every voice is heard. From dissecting workplace dynamics to sharing personal anecdotes, the trio navigates the journey of self-awareness and collective empowerment with remarkable depth and clarity.

As the conversation unfolds, we invite you to reflect on your own experiences of silence and consider the transformative potential of embracing diverse communication styles. This conversation offers practical strategies for fostering open dialogue and nurturing psychological safety within teams and organizations. Break free from the confines of silence, and learn how to foster a culture of authenticity, innovation, and belonging. Tune in to this enlightening episode as we journey towards unlearning silence and amplifying voices in a world hungry for change.

© 2024 Behavioral Grooves


[2:34] Introduction and speed round

[4:29] The pros and cons of silence and speaking up

[9:35] Workplace silence and its impact on employees

[15:37] The negative effects of silencing

[20:08] Communication preferences and their impact on team dynamics

[25:16] Creating open communication environments

[34:48] Unlearning silence and social isolation

[46:55] Music’s impact on life

[49:58] Grooving Session: Speaking up and the culture of accountability

© 2024 Behavioral Grooves

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