“You have to be genuinely curious about people. You can’t presuppose. We all do it — but you have to be able to suspend it. And that’s a habit, that’s a practice, we can all do.” ~ Karen Coltrane
Some weeks ago, I received an email from the Leadership Center for Excellence, promoting a newly launching initiative, the “DMV Diversity & Inclusion Institute.” Nowhere in the text did the word curiosity appear – but, to me, it was clearly in the subtext, so I invited LCE’s president and CEO Karen Coltrane to join me in conversation.
Listen to Choose to be Curious #86: Leadership, Inclusion and Curiosity with Karen Coltrane
This wasn’t the first time curiosity in leadership and business has been the focus of a Choose to be Curious conversation. Check out these related discussions!
- Curiosity and the Entrepreneurial Spirit, with Ximena Hartsock
- Leadership, with Scott Nycum
- Finding One’s Calling, with Mohamed Ali
- Curiosity is the Gateway to Connection, with Michael Morales
- Capturing the Bandwidth of Curiosity, with Todd Kashdan
- Networking, with Dana Theus
- The Craft of Creativity, with Matt Cronin
Read more about the Leadership Center and the DMV Diversity & Inclusion Institute.
For the leadership/management junkies among us: Jim Collins’ Good to Great.
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