About the Book
As constituent numbers scale, leaders have traditionally struggled to make communications a true conversation with the entire organization, settling instead for small focus groups, talking at people in town halls, and delivering surveys after the fact.
Often this process results in exclusive, narrow decision-making that disengages and under-utilizes talent and human capital. But when leaders learn how to harness their people’s potential—in an increasingly distributed working world—together with their teams, they become an unstoppable force.
In Scaling Conversations: How Leaders Access the Full Potential of People, Dave MacLeod delivers proven strategies for how leaders can make their communications more inclusive and raise up the voices of those who rarely feel empowered to speak up.
MEET THE AUTHOR:
Dave MacLeod, CEO of ThoughtExchange
Before his current role as CEO of ThoughtExchange, Dave also loved his career as an “old-school” facilitator and consultant. He worked closely with people of all different backgrounds and industries—from business executives to Indigenous leaders, not-for-profit managers, community members and students. His job was to bring them together through fair, inclusive and productive group discussions.
So back when his ThoughtExchange Co-founder Jim Firstbrook first approached him with the idea of accessing collective intelligence through technology, Dave was skeptical. At the time, he felt keeping group dialogue simple and in person was best.
Fast forward to the present. Dave now knows that when leaders are elevated by great technology they can reduce bias, raise all voices across their organizations, and make better, real-time elevated decisions. In Scaling Conversations, Dave draws his top lessons learned from both his former facilitator days and working with leaders of some of the biggest companies in the world at ThoughtExchange, to share the critical whys, whens and hows of scaling conversations.