Introduction: Small Group Conversations

Small group conversations are at the heart of Conversational Leadership. Relationship and connectedness are the pre-condition for change. Every meeting, every process, every training program has to get people connected first. Otherwise, the content falls on deaf ears. So small groups are an essential building block to any future you want to create. Credit: Peter … Continue reading Introduction: Small Group Conversations

The influence of group size on conversation More than five people and it is not a conversation

Over the years, in running my Knowledge Cafes, I have discovered through trial and error and observation that the ideal size of a group for interactive conversation is three or four people. At the most five. Anything more than five and the conversation does not work so well: one or two people tend to dominate; … Continue reading The influence of group size on conversation More than five people and it is not a conversation

The two conversations * The one in our heads and the second with each other

There are two conversations. The face-to-face external conversations we have with other people. And the silent internal conversations or inner conversations we have with ourselves, in our heads. External conversations are triggered by questions from other people such as “What do you think of this idea?” While the internal conversations are triggered by questions to yourself such … Continue reading The two conversations * The one in our heads and the second with each other