This website is a blook on Conversational Leadership and the Knowledge Café that I am in the early stages of writing. It is a cross between a blog, a website and a book. I update it almost daily.
Feel free to browse the pages open to you but you will need to register, and be approved before you can login and access the full site. At present, I am only accepting people whom I have invited and who are prepared to give me some feedback.
If your primary interest is in running a Knowledge Café, then go straight to the Knowledge Café chapter. If it is Conversational Leadership, then go to the chapter on Conversational Leadership. Or go to the table of contents.
Conversational Leadership is a style of working where you understand the transformative power of conversation and take a conversational approach to the way that you connect, relate, learn and work with other people.
This short video was shot at APM Project Management Conference in May 2016 where I gave a talk on Conversational Leadership.
We are all problem solvers, action oriented and results minded. It is illegal in this culture to leave a meeting without a to-do list.
We want measurable outcomes and we want them now.
What is hard to grasp is that it is this very mindset which prevents anything fundamental from changing.
We cannot problem solve our way into fundamental change, or transformation.
This is not an argument against problem solving; it is an intention to shift the context and language within which problem solving takes place.
Authentic transformation is about a shift in context and a shift in language and conversation. It is about changing our idea of what constitutes action.
Credit: Peter Block
|If you are interested in my designing and running a Knowledge Café for you or if you would like to participate in a Knowledge Café masterclass where I teach how to design and run Knowledge Cafés for yourself then see my knowledge.cafe website.|