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The Art of Conversation: From Debate to Dialogue

What if our interactions, experiences, and situations in life are all a conversation? Consider leadership, identity, love, trust, science, learning, and suffering as a conversation.

What if we view life as a network of conversations?

Everything says something. Our very existence evokes conversation. We derive meaning from our engagement with the world. Each interaction reveals significance, backgrounds, histories, and discourses, forming our relationship with reality.

The significance of our life lies not in the rock we stumble over but in how we make sense of that experience and how it shapes our view of reality. We are incessantly in conversations with DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2023-12-11T10:29:37-05:00December 11th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Granting Being: The Impact of Being Seen, Heard, and Acknowledged

Organizational stakeholders today are inundated with consultants, workshops, and materials promising quick cures for ailing cultures. I’ve encountered several of these “cures” in the form of books, mottos, and models.

  • Radical candor, conversation, listening, focus, love, even radical dharma.
  • Embodied listening, leadership, cognition.
  • Authentic leadership, communication, listening.
  • Crucial conversations, difficult conversations, candid conversations, authentic conversations, compassionate conversations.
  • Revolutionary love. Resilience culture.

Many of these offerings can support a culture once we develop a foundational container for being human. The organizing principle of an organization begins with beings as “legitimate beings.” Here, DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2023-11-09T10:52:22-05:00September 25th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Intentional Speaking: Five Impediments to Co-creation

Language is the bridge between our intentions and our worlds. Our relationship to language determines how we wield words to bridge our worlds.

We cultivate a generative relationship with words by embracing Wholeness, Truthfulness, and Freedom. A poor acronym (WTF), we develop these qualities with intentional speaking, yet our habitual patterns conceal them.

Five Impediments

Intentional speaking begins with recognizing and dissolving five common impediments or habitual patterns. Recognizing any of these impediments and enacting practices can be like treating poison with an antidote.

  1. Reactive speech
  2. Gossip
  3. Useless speech: idle speaking/story
By |2023-05-08T13:22:35-04:00July 11th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments
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