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Conversations That Matter:
The Power of Dialogue

Conversations That Matter shares the basics of dialogue that apply to all aspects of life. You and your organization will become more adept at healthy self talk, one-on-one communications and large group interaction.  This is a proactive process of conversation that enhances our capability to work with differences, gain extraordinary focus and clarity and foster resolution to personal and organizational stumbling blocks.   

Purpose

Communication excellence is a critical competency for vitality and performance in any organization.  Dialogue creates the optimal environment for soliciting all perspectives; leveraging differences and discovering new possibilities for solving tough challenges.  It is an ongoing practice for continuous learning.  Dialogue teaches people to think and learn in community, to enhance the collective intelligence throughout your whole system and to establish new perspectives that integrate thinking, feeling and experience

Benefits

  • Resolves diversity challenges and stumbling blocks to consensus 
  • Builds trust for problem solving, conflict management and information sharing 
  • Clarifies common purpose
  • Creates alignment of values and goals to a common purpose
  • Produces new pathways to action, reducing waste and increasing effectiveness
  • Accelerates individual and collective performance
  • Promotes involvement
  • Surfaces and addresses new ideas and issues

Skills

  • Deep Listening: Giving your full attention to all levels of communication, including feelings and nonverbal messages. 
  • The Art of Inquiry and Reflection: Getting to the core of what is being said and felt; discovering real meaning through questions.
  • Suspending Judgment: Revealing and unraveling thought processes, assumptions and beliefs.
  • Conflict Resolution: Escalating and de-escalating differences when appropriate, using disagreement for learning.
  • Whole Brain Integration: Become flexible in self expression and interaction; learn with ease and use all parts of your brain, optimally.

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