055: Change Ourselves a Little, Many Times with Keith Bennett

November 15th, 2017 · 44 mins 6 secs

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “Metamours United For Frequent Dialogue” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

01:47 – Keith’s Background and Superpower

10:03 – Conflict Resolution

Open Spaces session on Conflict Resolution this summer at DevOpsDays D.C. (and the precursor to this conversation)

Difficult Conversations: How To Discuss What Matters Most

12:01 – Opinions on Mediators/Mediation

14:21 – Approaching Conflict

News Story Re: Portland Murders

17:31 – Radical Helpfulness/Kindness

Keith Bennett: Kaizen and Radical Helpfulness

The Smoke Filled Room

20:49 – Being Okay with Being Different and Speaking Up

Triumph Over Fear: A Book of Help and Hope for People with Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Phobias

Congressive/Ingressive Chat with Dr. Eugenia Cheng

31:17 – Fire Alarms and Radical Helpfulness (Cont’d)

35:50 – Knowing When to Step Back or to Step Forward


Astrid: The way to change ourselves a lot is to change ourselves a little, many times.

Sam: Decide that you’re okay with being different and training yourself to be bold.

Jasmine: Be mindful of yourself and your actions.

Jessica: There’s a lot of conscious thought and choice in both being helpful and resolving conflict.

Keith: Working together to create a safer and happier world.

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