I am here to talk about a Leadership Lecture that I have attended my first semester of college. I have chosen to talk about my experience at Fierce Conversations at the Connections Conference(check previous post for info). This presentation stuck out right away when looking through the different speeches I could attend. Stacey Jaska and Rachelle Stawinski were the speakers. I had high expectations coming in.
The basis of Fierce Conversations is to talk about the tough subjects. Nowadays people just like to ignore anything that could make you feel uncomfortable. The speech focused on making these conversations and actually inviting them. This will lead to more meaningful conversations with people and can help you understand people on a whole new level. Fierce conversations exceeded my expectations and opened my eyes.
As a leader I think being able to have these Fierce conversations is vital. You can connect with people on a deeper level which can allow better collaboration and understanding. I want to take what I learned here and use it in my own life. Have the Fierce conversations with people you know. Heck, have them with people you do not know. It does not hurt to understand a more broad spectrum of opinions and thoughts happening in the world, but most importantly at the wonderful Central Michigan University.