Mysterious Goings On

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episode 11: Cacti and Snowflakes in the Office with Devora Zack


In this special crossover episode with our sister podcast, PR After Hours, we meet best-selling author and Leadership Consultant, Devora Zack, whose latest book—The Cactus and Snowflake at Work: How the Logical and Sensitive Can Thrive Side by Side (Berrett-Koehler; Nov 02, 2021) --answers the question: can people with fundamentally different ways of thinking and engaging with the world work together? The answer is yes!

Zack says the best use of our energy is to focus on our own reactions and perceptions rather than try to “fix” other people. The book helps readers learn where they are on the Thinker (“Cactus”)/Feeler (“Snowflake”) spectrum. She includes real-life scenarios that show how to nurture one’s nature while successfully connecting with those on the other side. As always, Zack fearlessly and entertainingly dispels myths, squashes stereotypes, and transforms perceived liabilities into strengths.

Listen in for a spirited conversation--and can you guess? Is Alex a cactus or a snowflake?

Also by Devora Zack: Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Second Edition: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected

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Check out the Kirkus Review of PILATE'S FAITH, Alex's latest: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/j-alexander-greenwood/pilates-faith/
Order PILATE'S FAITH: https://amzn.to/3DWhyos. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com.

Opening and closing announcer: Mary McKenna. Listen to her guest appearance on the show here. You should hire Mary for your voiceover needs. Contact her at mmckennakc(at)gmail.com. Original outro theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here.

This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2022, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.

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