Why are intelligent debates essential for you in life and business?
Today, Clea Conner, CEO of Open to Debate formerly known as Intelligence Squared US Debates, joins A.J. to discuss what makes an intelligent debate and how it offers a structured format for your ideas and arguments. In addition, they discuss beginner’s mindset and incremental experimentation as skills to continually lead and grow your company and see why debates are an excellent means to drive innovation in business.
Tune in to this episode to learn about the power of intelligent debating.
About Clea Conner:
Clea Conner is the first and current CEO of Open to Debate, a nonprofit organization that promotes healthy debates in the media today. She developed “Up For Debate” and “That’s Debatable” as television programs on Bloomberg, PBS, and Newsy and produced the first debate between artificial intelligence and a human debater in partnership with IBM’s historic Project Debater. Clea also holds multiple awards for her outstanding achievements, including eight Telly Awards, seven Clarion Awards for Women in Communications, serial New York Festival awards for Best Public Affairs Programming, and one of Crain’s New York “40 Under 40”.
How a beginner’s mindset help you grow?
A beginner’s mindset can greatly benefit a business by fostering a culture of continuous learning, innovation, adaptability, collaboration, and resilience. People within the organization are inspired to seek knowledge, use intelligent debates, question presumptions, and consider creative solutions by embracing curiosity and being open to new ideas.
This way of thinking encourages a learning orientation within the business, enabling continuous development and adaptation to shifting market dynamics.
Additionally, it promotes innovation and the development of original ideas, which results in ground-breaking thinking that supports business expansion. Businesses can make the required adjustments to better meet customer needs and increase customer happiness by embracing feedback and iteration.
Moreover, a beginner’s mindset also encourages flexibility and adaptation, empowering businesses to accept change, keep on top of trends, and take advantage of new opportunities.
Lastly, a beginner’s mindset fosters resilience and tenacity, empowering businesses to see setbacks as learning opportunities and persist in their pursuit of success.
In general, having a beginner’s attitude allows a company to continuously grow and succeed by encouraging innovation, learning, and adaptation.