From Gretchen Rubin: A person with “oppositional conversational style” is a person who, in conversation, disagrees with and corrects whatever you say. Maybe in a friendly way, maybe in a belligerent way, but their remarks are framed in opposition to whatever you say.
From Valeria Maltoni: While having a content strategy is good, if you’re looking to attract and connect online, you need to be prepared with a conversation strategy as well.
Preparatory video for first-time participants and/or hosts of a World Cafe conversation. Originally made to introduce faculty at Florida State College at Jacksonville to the underlying principles of the cafe process.
Vincent Kenny is the Director of the Institute of Constructivist Psychology in Dublin and the Director of the Accademia Costruttivista di Terapia Sistemica in Rome. He works internationally as an organizational consultant applying the framework of systemic constructivism for the improvement of human living and working in organizations, in families, in individuals.
This he does specifically in relation to dissolving inertia, difficulties, unhappiness and paradoxes within networks of conversations and in the joint construction of novel sharable viable human futures.
Where are new ideas born? While some develop through formal processes and innovation think tanks, throughout history, many of the most transformative notions have arisen from informal conversations over a glass of wine or cup of coffee in a café, living room, or neighborhood pub. In this way, sewing circles and “committees of correspondence” played a role in the birth of the American Republic, and debates that took place in cafés and salons helped spawn the French Revolution.
From NY Times: According to Dr. Mathias Mehl from the University of Arizona, people who spend more of their day having deep discussions and less time engaging in small talk seem to be happier.
From Seth Godin: We want to shake things up. More than seventy extraordinary authors and thinkers contributed to this ebook. It’s designed to make you sit up and think, to change your new year’s resolutions, to foster some difficult conversations with your team.
From Keys Consulting: When you as an organizational leader, learn to understand what people truly mean by “communications problems,” you can develop strategies to deal with the underlying issues.
Hosting Conversations about Questions that Matter
online site for Margaret Wheatley’s book
From Ned Hallowell: We all interpret the world around us through a set of filters. These can be based upon our upbringing, our family’s values, certain knowledge and, sometimes, our fears. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how the filters one chooses to use affect your relationship for better or for worse. One of the tricks, of course, is understanding your own filters.
Ever wonder why people don’t get it? Hmmm… leaders think differently about leadership, marketing or sales because people are gifted with a unique mix of intelligences… You realize one size doesn’t fit all.
At Kansas University: Putting conversation at the heart of professional development