Dialogue

Dialogue in Action: Creating Meaning through Words

Dialogue is a transformative process – a symmetrical form of communication distinct from conversation, discussion and debate.  It is the only interaction where participants act as peers, driven by authentic curiosity and respect rather than power.  Power relationships often inhibit the combination and interweaving of ideas that characterize Dialogue.  Dialogue goes beyond ordinary conversation because…

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Is Conversation Doomed?

In our high-speed, inter-connected world, we have adapted our lives to the “Internet of Things”. Our computers, pads and those small electronic gadgets we hold in our hand interact in real time with more and more connected things. Your phone connects to an app. That app connects to a social platform. That social platform connects…

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Dialogue as a Mindfulness Practice

Some Days, You Just Need French Fries About 15 years ago, I was picking up my youngest daughter from the Montessori School; she was three years old.  As she climbed into the back of the car, and I was strapping her into the toddler seat, I could sense that she was upset.  I asked her…

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Personal Work Shapes The Group Success

Personal Work Moves A Facilitator Beyond Illusion “The success of any intervention is completely dependent upon the          interior condition of the intervenor”        William O’Brien, Former CEO, Hanover Insurance   My former partner, friend and colleague, William (Bill) O’Brien (deceased), was notorious for his quote about the “interior condition of the intervenor”.  As Bill…

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