A Primer on Nonviolent Communication with Newt Bailey

Newt Bailey (@nmbailey), founder of The Communication Dojo, and a nonviolent communication coach, joins Erik on this episode to talk about how the framework of nonviolent communication can help you be more compassionate in your conversations and improve communication at work, and in all aspects of your life.

Newt tells the story of a protracted conflict at work that he was able to overcome with the help of NVC and how that was the basis for his work in nonviolent communication. He breaks down the three key skills in NVC and how it is similar to the martial art of aikido, where you are defending yourself without hurting the aggressor, and also not being an aggressor yourself.

He also talks about restorative justice initiatives based on NVC that are in effect around the world and explains how NVC can be compatible with the seemingly cutthroat world of business and economic growth.

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