This week on The Conversation with Clinton M. Padgett, Clint talks to Alison Wood Brooks, the award-winning professor at Harvard Business School. In Part One, Alison shares why the psychology of conversation became a focal point in her career and how she developed a cutting-edge MBA course called “How to talk gooder in business and life.”
About Alison Wood Brooks:
Alison Wood Brooks is the O’Brien Associate Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She studies the science of conversation—why we say things we shouldn’t and don’t say things we should. An award-winning teacher, she leads a cutting-edge MBA course called “How to talk gooder in business and life,” an experiential course designed to help students hone four core conversational skills: Topic selection, Asking questions, Levity, and Kindness (TALK). She is affiliated with the Behavioral Insights Group at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. Unanimously voted the worst conversationalist in her family, she is definitely not doing this work out of spite.
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