Watch out for the “I’m right; you’re wrong” conversation

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. · Go to Watch out for the “I’m right; you’re wrong” conver­sa­tion →

Vincent Kenny: Ecology of mind

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.

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Seven Principles for Harnessing the Power of Conversation

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. · Go to Seven Prin­ci­ples for Harnessing the Power of Conver­sa­tion →

What Matters Now

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. · Go to What Matters Now →

Be Aware of “Filters”

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. · Go to Be Aware of “Filters” →