How to Listen and How to Be Heard - Inclusive Conversations at Work


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Want to bridge the communication gap between your team members? If so, join Brandon Laws as he and his guest dive into the critical topic of workplace communication, a key component to the success of any team.

In this episode, Alissa Carpenter, multigenerational workplace expert and author, discusses tips and methods for open communication that will ultimately build a culture of inclusivity and the freedom to share ideas.

A few takeaways:

  • Identifying employee strengths can be the key to helping your team feel heard and valued.
  • Diversity and inclusion are just words unless leaders make room for each voice at the table.
  • Employees must feel safe in sharing their ideas.
  • Be cognizant of your go-to, knee-jerk responses, and be open to innovation even if it’s uncomfortable.


🔊 Podcast: Transform Your Workplace, Sponsored by Xenium HR

🎙️ Host: Brandon Laws

📋 In his own words: “The Transform Your Workplace podcast is your go-to source for the latest workplace trends, big ideas, and time-tested methods straight from the mouths of industry experts and respected thought-leaders.”


Alissa Carpenter is the owner of Everything's Not OK and That's OK, a leadership training company, and the author of How to Listen and How to Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work. Alissa is passionate about helping teams implement effective communication techniques, stay connected, and celebrate diversity.


There’s so much more to this important conversation about inclusivity at work. If you want to get a copy of Alissa Carpenter’s book, How to Listen and How to be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work, you can find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever books are sold. You can also check out her website at

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