Dominic Carubba

Performance Consultant, ISPI
Atlanta, GA, United States

About Dominic

Areas of Expertise

Communication and Leadership, Entrepreneurial Coach, Presentation Skills Training and Consulting, Coaching, training & development, Comedic acting, stand-up and improv

I'm passionate about

Working with entrepreneurs and executives and creating and designing thought leadership programs that create breakthrough results beyond reason and make their organization outrageously effective.

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Dominic Carubba
Posted over 3 years ago
How important is a common vocabulary for sharing ideas, and how do we arrive at one?
Whenever you're having a conversation with another person, there is more opportunity for misunderstanding than understanding. The reason is that language represents our internal thoughts and images. Language is a form of agreement between words and ideas. A common vocabulary is a requirement for communication to occur at the level of language, it's an agreement. The pathway to "shared meaning" is an open agreement for dialogue: the exchange between two people to better understand each others ideas through language. The critical ingredient: curiosity. The moment we "assume" that we know what the other person means by what they say, we cut off the possibility of truly understanding their meaning and their full idea. We don't learn anything new. Jargon is often times criticized and devalued, when rather it represents the work of past dialogues to create a single agreement for word meaning. Depending on the culture (group, organization, etc.) that uses that jargon, the meaning for the word changes. For example, the word "set" can be jargon for tennis players but has a rather different meaning for poker players. Dialogue, Curiosity and Agreement.
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Dominic Carubba
Posted over 3 years ago
Why is visual literacy discouraged in most cultures & WHAT CAN WE DO to change that?
Maybe it's why so much ADD shows up in our classrooms... it's not the brain, but rather the environment that has become so restrictive. We forget that the artistic part of our brain solves real problems. It's my humble opinion that the arts are not valued and that we are socializing our creativity out of existence. Just my 2 cents before this thread closes. PS- ADD in adults is not as troublesome because adults can choose their environments to thrive and be successful. Schools tend to think that kids should be good at EVERYTHING (and the choices are limited) when that's now how we are organized in life. We choose the areas that we want to and can be good and satisfied with.
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Dominic Carubba
Posted over 3 years ago
Sexism in Ian McGilchrist's talk The Divided Brain.
Anthony, this is only an interesting topic because you noticed it and demonstrate your own bias of the opposite sex. His talk was highlighting the need to explore and expand the capacity of the right brain. Try to be more creative in the application of his talk instead of focusing on the flaws in your opionion.