Cultivating Curiosity: Key to Growing Your Business and Yourself

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it gives life to you and your business.

Studies show that people who are curious are more successful in their leadership roles and deal with stress more effectively.

According to Harvard Business Review article: The Business Case for Curiosity by Francesca Gino, there are a wide range of benefits for organizations, leaders and employees including:

* Fewer decision-making errors

* More innovation and positive changes in creative and noncreative jobs 

* Reduced group conflict

* More open communication and better team performance

Inspired by her curious parents, Gayle Lantz shares why curiosity is important and offers ideas for leaders who want to cultivate curiosity in themselves and others. 

She promotes the idea of creating a curiosity culture for organizations, and challenges leaders to increase their own curiosity to get the best out of others and themselves.

This episode covers:

  • The difference between interest curiosity and deprivation curiosity.
  • Five types of curiosity:
    • Deprivation Sensitivity
    • Joyous Exploration 
    • Social Curiosity
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Thrill Seeking
  • Five ways to cultivate curiosity with your team or organization
  • Curiosity as the antidote to boredom


The Business Case for Curiosity (HBR)

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