Since the dawn of time, conversation has been the principal tool for human communication and collaboration.
It is through conversation that anything of importance gets done, and it is through conversation that we transform the world.
Its power should not be surprising; this has always been the case, but we take conversation for granted and squander its potential.
Conversational Leadership is about releasing the power of conversation in the world – especially our organizations.
It is about each and every one of us as individuals taking a conversational approach to life – seeing the world as a web of conversation – and putting conversation at the centre of all that we do. It is not only a style of working but a way of being.
Conversational Leadership is multi-faceted.
It is a powerful new way of making sense of our complex world, leading to better decisions and new possibilities.
It is about improved communication, learning, working and collaborating with each other.
But more than anything else, it is about engaging with the world in a new way, caring for each other and building community.
We can all become conversational leaders.
- Webpage: The World Café: Conversational Leadership
- Article: Conversational Leadership: Thinking Together for a Change by Thomas J. Hurley and Juanita Brown
- Article: Leadership is a Conversation by Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind
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