Episode 41

HR/OD’s Duty to Speak Truth to Power


October 26th, 2021

29 mins 42 secs

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About this Episode

Blind spots exist in every organization. They conceal organizational truths, that when left uncovered, hinder effectiveness and stifle innovation. In this episode, Bob and Joyce explore HR/OD’s responsibility to speak truth to power. This important HR/OD role requires courage and determination to confront taboos and tip sacred cows.

In this episode we uncover:

  • Why speaking truth to power is so important
  • The unintended consequences of not confronting truths
  • How to increase leaderships' receptibility to hearing uncomfortable truths
  • Using inquiry to speaking truth to power in a respectful and effective way
  • A conversation exercise that provides safety for people to tell harsh truths

HR/OD needs to do more to expose organization truths. This begins through discovery and courageous conversation. Today’s podcast begins that conversation.

Come on in, grab a snack, welcome…