Real Conversation There is more to conversation than just talking or exchanging messages

I often ask people in my Knowledge Cafés whether they think we can have real conversations that are mediated in some way through technology or if conversations are only ever real conversations if they are face-to-face. Can you have a conversation by exchanging handwritten letters or through email? Or exchanging SMS messages or in an … Continue reading Real Conversation There is more to conversation than just talking or exchanging messages

Learn to listen and to tell the truth ** Do we listen, to confirm what we already think or to reply?

Do we listen, to confirm what we already think or to reply? Or do we listen to discover something new? Do we enter into a conversation with a willingness to learn rather than the intent to force others to accept our views? Are we willing to learn? Are we willing to change? Are we open … Continue reading Learn to listen and to tell the truth ** Do we listen, to confirm what we already think or to reply?

Dialogue ** The potential for a real revolution in culture

One potent conversational or thinking tool is Dialogue inspired by the work of the physicist David Bohm. Dialogue helps in two fundamental ways: It frees and dramatically improves interpersonal communication – fundamental for the sharing of tacit knowledge. It helps reveal to us and allows us, as individuals, to question and change our deeply held … Continue reading Dialogue ** The potential for a real revolution in culture