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Generative Communication: A Model for Generating Commitment, part 2

Developing a generative mindset involves a shift in being. We expand our awareness and open up possibilities for creating new contexts. We transform our relationship to language from being describers of some objective-knowable world to being designers of reality. Beyond new content and style, we realize the power of perception to alter contexts.

In my last blog post, I examined this mindset, the source of generativity with a set of principles, and the language of action.

This blog begins with language – specifically, speech acts. I then offer a model for generative communication to cultivate generative conversations.

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By |2022-07-11T10:45:13-04:00May 9th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Generative Communication: The Power to Connect and Create, part 1

Language is the house of being. This phrase by philosopher Martin Heidegger reveals a dimension of being human that connects, coordinates, and creates.

Mastering language involves more than words and terms. Language is our primary system.

  • With awareness, we weave thought and meaning to bridge the mind and existence.
  • With practice, we discern our reactivity and develop the capacity for reflectivity.
  • With language, we wield the power of interpretation to generate meaning-making.

This manifests the possibility of generative communication.

This blog post examines layers of generative communication: the paradigm or mindset, the source of generativity, a set DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2022-07-07T13:50:56-04:00April 18th, 2022|Blog, Portfolio|0 Comments

Language of Leadership in Trump Era

This past Thursday, January 26, two headlines hit me as “remarkable”:

“The Doomsday Clock just advanced, ‘thanks to Trump’: It’s now just 2½ half minutes to ‘midnight.'”

“In a Swirl of ‘Untruths’ and ‘Falsehoods,’ Calling a Lie a Lie”

Each headline tells a story about language and leadership.

The Power of Words

The first introduces the Doomsday Clock, conceived in 1947 by scientists who had participated in the Manhattan Project. The symbolic clock represents a countdown to possible global catastrophe – signified by midnight on the clock. It DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2022-08-26T15:30:43-04:00January 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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