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Category Archives: conversation
(Issue #629) Flibbertigibbet Is My Name. Jabberwocky Is My Game.
May each of us help turn collective monologues into authentic dialoguesin which all in the room have a chance to be heard, understood, and questioned. ~~~~ “Hey, Sam. How are you doing?” “I’ve been better, Jim. Just found out I … Continue reading
Posted in collective monolgues, Community, conversation Tagged awareness, collaboration, collective monologues, communication, community, conversation, resilience 2 Comments
(Issue #621) The Most Boring People in the World?
Has hoping for an authentic question that leads to an authentic conversation that leads to understanding that leads to caring and connection become “old school“? ~~~~~ Ever wonder if it’s you or them? Or both? For instance, you’re at a … Continue reading
Posted in conversation, respect Tagged awareness, collaboration, community, conversation, dreams, respect Leave a comment
(Issue #497) End-of-Year Review: The Six Ds
How does your 2019 retrospective set the stage for your 2020 journey? In thirty days, we will be staring at another set of New Year’s Resolutions. Lofty expectations we set for that better version of ourselves, our teams, and our … Continue reading
(Issue #496) Thankful for Civility.
Civility does not mean we always agree. It does mean, though, that we accept each other’s humanity and dignity as a person. On March 25, 2012, I wrote “Is Civility Part of Your DNA?”. Coincidentally, it was post #96 on … Continue reading
(Issue #490) Calling for Deliberative Dialogues.
Acknowledge common ground to build a more unified and proactive community. Every day we find ourselves bombarded by lots of talking. When fortunate, we get to hear and engage in real conversations. Speaking, listening, questioning, listening, responding, questioning, listening, and … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, Civility, collaboration, collective monolgues, Community, community development, confirmation bias, consideration, conversation, Critical Thinking, emotional intelligence, Gratitude, growth, habits, Mindfulness, mindset, resilience Tagged civility, common ground, community building, conversation, critical thinking, deliberative dialogues, dialogue, kettering, resilience 3 Comments
(#453) Beyond Hope
We articulate what we want to see happen. Yet that does not finish movement to improvement. I have been hearing and reading sentiments like “there will never be progress” and “there is no hope” and “all hope is lost.” Often, … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, Community, consideration, conversation, Goals, hope, Life lessons, resilience Tagged aswareness, community, goals, hope, resilience 1 Comment
(#447) Resistance Bubbles
How do we get the two groups to the table to capitalize on the 10% they agree on—to start a conversation and maybe educate one another to each resistance bubble’s beliefs and core values? Is this a worthy goal—and, is … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Appreciation, Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, awareness, change management, Civility, collaboration, collegiality, community development, consideration, conversation, curiosity Tagged acceptance, assumptions, awareness, civility, collaboration, communication, community, conversation, curiosity, ideologues, respect 9 Comments
(#444) Mouths and Ears
Discourse. Dialogue. Debate. Diminished? In an interview with Bill Moyers, writer and political analyst Sam Tanenhaus addressed the challenge with current-day discourse or dialogue or debate. The people around the table “have many mouths but they don’t have many ears… … Continue reading
(#443) Why Did We Form This Band?
There are some things that really matter, like a shared vision. If the singer wants to be a star, the guitarist wants to play a different style and the bassist and drummer are in it to smoke weed and jam… … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, change management, Choice, Civility, collaboration, collegiality, Communication, Community, community development, consideration, conversation, core values, resilience Tagged collaboration, communication, community, community development, conversation, leadership, relationships, resilience, respect 1 Comment