How to be a Devil's Advocate without being evil with Rachel O'Meara
August 21st, 2019
25 mins 27 secs
About this Episode
How to be a Devil's Advocate without being Evil with Rachael O'Meara
Rachael O'Meara: Transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers professionals to learn and build the emotional intelligence skills to thrive at work and beyond. Author of Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break. More from Rachael at rachaelomeara.com.
Inclusion Card: The Devil's Advocate
In the Inclusion Meeting Cards, the Devil's Advocate is a role potentially given to a more junior member of the team in the hopes of giving them permission to voice their critiques. For a discussion of why that's useful, we have Rachael O'Meara, author of the book Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break. Rachel suggests we see this role as the critic with immense ability to change the course of the decision process. Without being a meanie. And Rachael shares her best and worst meeting stories.
02:22 - What the Devil’s Advocate Card Means
03:38 - Encouraging People Who Don’t Feel Empowered to Speak Up
06:00 - The Role of a Critic
10:11 - Building Cultures of Feedback
13:25 - Advice for Remote Meetings
16:12 - Taking a Pause
19:47 - Good Meeting Story: Speaking Freely
21:23 - Bad Meeting Story: Discussing Burnout