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Positive Communication with Julien Mirivel

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

Discover the transformative power of positive communication in reshaping workplace dynamics, one interaction at a time.

In this episode of the Beauty of Conflict, Susan and CrisMarie sit down to talk with Julien Mirivel, founder of the Positive Communication Network, who introduces and elaborates on the concept of positive communication, defining it as behavior aligned with virtues such as compassion and courage. He outlines a model consisting of six key communication behaviors, emphasizing their positive impact when adopted by leaders. Throughout this conversation with Susan and CrisMarie, Julien explores specific behaviors like greeting, asking, complementing, disclosure, encouraging, and listening. He also addresses the challenges of giving constructive feedback, the importance of maintaining a positive ratio in relationships, and strategies for creating a highly cohesive team through positive communication practices.

Listen to this episode and learn the roadmap for leaders to transform workplace cultures through positive communication practices!

About Julien Mirivel

Julien C. MirivelL, PH.D., is an award-winning teacher, author, and professional speaker. Originally from Paris, France, he is "among the founding scholars in the emerging field of positive communication." Mirivel is a TEDx speaker and founder of the Positive Communication Network, a community dedicated to creating better social worlds through positive communication.

Julien Mirivel, PhD, and Alex Lyon, PhD, are co-authors of their new book: Positive Communication for Leaders: Proven Strategies for Inspiring Unity and Effecting Change (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; July 7, 2023).

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Key Take-Aways

  • What constitutes positive communication.

  • What role leadership plays in relationship building.

  • How open-ended questions and active listening relates to vulnerability.

  • How positive communication practices contribute to team cohesion.

  • What the impact of loneliness in the workplace is.


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  • Discover the book’s exclusive website here!

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CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

Download the eBook, How to Talk About Difficult Topics, today!

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