Time to Dialogue

Nilsson, Warren Paddock, Tana

Discussion, debate, negotiation, and information exchange are the most common forms of communication in organizations, and although helpful in many ways, they rarely push us beyond our current paradigms of thought and action. This session is an introduction to dialogue, a more creative and collaborative mode of communication that increases our capacity to address complex organizational issues.

The objectives for this topic are to:

  • Understand what dialogue is and how it differs from other forms of communication.
  • Practice specific behaviors that can help us move towards a more dialogue-based way of communicating.
  • Consider ways of cultivating dialogue as a sustained organizational practice.

This topic is available in a "for non-profits" version.

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CoachingOurselves is a peer coaching leadership development methodology that builds community, stimulates exchange of perspectives, and encourages team cohesion. This is an innovative adaptation of the 70/20/10 approach to leadership development and organizational transformation created by Phil LeNir and Henry Mintzberg

The methodology uses 90-minute reflective discussion modules to explore a wide range of topics. These modules were created by more than forty leading management thinkers including Henry Mintzberg, Marshall Goldsmith, David Cooperrider, and Michael Beer.

The modules are used by organizations, professional coaches and facilitators to deliver a cost effective powerful reflective learning experience for managers and management teams.

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