Tom Kaden and Michael Gingrich join me once again, and we dive right into the power of genuine listening and how it can transform organizations and lives. Throughout the conversation, Tom and Michael emphasized the importance of treating people like people, not machines, and shared inspiring anecdotes from their work. We explored how removing distractions and barriers can pave the way for authentic conversations and build trust within teams, and Tom and Michael finish out Act 2 by touching on the profound impact of acknowledging both the struggles and joys of employees' personal lives in fostering a sense of camaraderie and collaboration.
As an INFJ, Tom is among the smallest personality types in the world and is a unique hybrid of a dreamer and a realist. Both help him co-lead Someone To Tell It To in its mission. Tom’s deepest passion is to connect with all types of people in a way that makes sense to them.
Co-leading Someone To Tell It To with his closest friend is a privilege for Michael, and he strives every day to live the mission of the organization. He is most passionate about fostering relationships of depth and about listening with intention to everyone he meets.