Five years ago, I started out on a journey to explore the concept of Conversational Leadership, and a few of you may recall a London Knowledge Cafe that I ran at Westminster Business School in March 2014 on the subject.
I have come along way since then and not only is my blook on Conversational Leadership well established, Nancy Dixon, John Hovell and I have been working closely together to develop further the ideas that underpin Conversational Leadership - so much so that we are running a three-day workshop on Conversational Leadership in September.
Conversational Leadership is an emerging discipline, a little like KM some 25 years ago. The first reference I can find to the term was as recent as 2007, and the definition of Conversational Leadership and its scope and definition can somewhat vary. Here is my current working definition:
Conversational Leadership is about recognizing the extraordinary but underutilized power of face-to-face conversation and adopting a conversational approach to the way in which we live and work together.
As a five-year celebration, John Hovell and I will be jointly running another Knowledge Café on the subject in July, so if the journey isn't too long (and I know it will be for most of you) come join us on Wednesday, July 10th at Westminster Business School for a conversation all about conversation. See here for more details and registration.