Indroduction: Becoming a Conversational Leader ** Anyone can become a conversational leader

Anyone can become a Conversational Leader. You could be the CEO of the organization or you could be a new graduate employee. The higher up the hierarchy you are or the greater your personal sphere of influence, the greater your impact. There is no prescriptive approach. So much depends on you and the context in … Continue reading Indroduction: Becoming a Conversational Leader ** Anyone can become a conversational leader

Start talking – talk more ** The essence of conversational leadership is to talk more

So how do you get started as a Conversational Leader? That’s simple, Start talking! Talk more! Talk with not at The essence of conversational leadership is to talk more. By this, I don’t mean talk at people but talk with people, and that means conversations. Talking more is the underlying philosophy of Conversational Leadership in … Continue reading Start talking – talk more ** The essence of conversational leadership is to talk more

Connect more ** Connect with more people

Purposefully connect yourself with more people. Identify the people with whom it makes good sense to build relationships. Both inside and outside the organization. Both operationally and strategically. No permission needed. Face-to-face Find ways to connect with them. Say hello to strangers. Sit next to people you don’t know in meetings. Purposeful versus serendipity. Work … Continue reading Connect more ** Connect with more people

Turn one-way communication into conversations ** Talk with rather than talk at

Turn one-way communication into multi-way conversations Talk with rather than talk at. Tell people less and ask the more questions (even when you think you know the answer). Rather than just share, express your opinion and ask what do you think is the implication of this is? Start to practice conversational presentations. Can be done … Continue reading Turn one-way communication into conversations ** Talk with rather than talk at

Improve your conversational skills ** Learn to dialogue

To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they can control it, wish to influence its direction. Credit: Theodore Zeldin Improve your conversational skills and behaviors. Learn more about dialogue. Learn more about active listening. Become a conversational … Continue reading Improve your conversational skills ** Learn to dialogue

Practice conversational methods ** Such as after action reviews

Practice informal, conversational methods Practice conversational methods such as peer assists, after action reviews and knowledge cafés. There is a broad range of conversational methods that can be used in an organizational setting. Learn about these, teach them to others within your team or sphere of influence and start to practice them. Not formal but … Continue reading Practice conversational methods ** Such as after action reviews