171. Kia Afcari – Goodness Helps You Win

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I call it strategic appreciation because you don’t do it strategically, but you do it because you care about the person, and it ends up benefiting you as well. It’s an immediate return on your generosity…I’ve just noticed time and time again in my career, when I give – I get.

Future World of Work Summit: March 28, 2024, San Francisco, CA – Discount code: ROG

Kia Afcari is the Co-Founder & CEO of Caravann Consulting. Kia is on a mission to re-imagine the workplace and bring a lot more joy and impact to the future of work.  He has over twenty years of experience helping leaders, teams, and organizations with culture and collaborative change. He has consulted with a wide variety of organizations, including tech companies, UN agencies, universities, and US climate change organizations. 

As a Co-founder and CEO of Caravann Consulting and the Future World of Work Summit, Kia is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and facilitator that employs facilitative techniques, executive coaching, graphic facilitation, theater, and the latest in social science research to help organizations win by aligning their strategy, culture, and DEI efforts.

For his help to shift the organizational culture of UC Berkeley’s 8,000 staff, Kia was awarded Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s Silver Award for Innovation.  Kia’s TEDx talk on How We Can Reshape Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Together has over 73,000 views.

R.O.G. Takeaway Tips:

  • Ask yourselves as business leaders, “How are we going to win?” 
  • What is the culture that we want to create? 
  • What are the behaviors that enable us to have that culture? 
  • How does DEI help you win? 
  • How is this a part of the package for enlightened leadership? 
  • Change requires energy.
  • Scale strategic appreciation.
  • How can we gamify things? 
  • Where do you invest your time and attention?


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What is your Generosity Style? 
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Kia Afcari, Sheep Jam Productions, Host Shannon Cassidy, Bridge Between, Inc.

Coming Next: Please join us next week, Episode 172, with Shannon Cassidy for a Generous Leadership Coaching Tip.

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