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Conversation Kindling

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 22 February 2009



Conversation Kindling
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 104
Posted DateSunday 22 February 2009 13:10 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

You are probably aware of my love of conversation and my belief in its importance in our lives. So you will understand why I find this blog Conversation Kindling by Jim Ericson so amazing. Here is what is says about it.
The purpose of this blog is to share stories, metaphors, quotes, songs, humor, etc. in hopes they'll be used to spark authentic and rewarding conversations about working and living fruitfully. There are at least three things you can gain by getting involved in these conversations.

First, you'll discover new and important things about yourself through the process of thinking out loud.

Second, you'll deepen your relationships with others who participate by swapping thoughts, feelings, and stories with them.

Finally, you'll learn that robust dialogue centered on stories and experiences is the best way to build new knowledge and generate innovative answers to the questions that both life and work ask.

At the end of most of the postings are some beautiful afterwords (quotes that relate to the post) and questions for conversation. And don't miss the post on Schindlers List.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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