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Introduction to the September 2020 Knowledge Letter

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 28 September 2020



Introduction to the September 2020 Knowledge Letter
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 243
Posted DateMonday 28 September 2020 09:41 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

In my recent Zoom Knowledge Café " We are not enemies, but friends" I had 30 participants from 12 countries from New Delhi to San Francisco. Like all my Knowledge Cafés over the last 18 years (face-to-face and online) the event went well with some amazing conversations and so I am holding a second Café on the same topic in October.

The timing of this event (Tuesday 27th October 2020, 16:00 - 19:00 London time (GMT)) is set to allow participants from the Americas and the West Coast of the United States to join the Café but wherever you are in the world you are welcome to participate.

We are polarized across political, religious, moral, and racial divides. At the root of this polarization lies our personal beliefs which rest on remarkably shaky ground. We argue and fight from ignorance. We need to cease seeing each other as enemies and start engaging in what at time might seem like "impossible conversations."

Like previous Zoom Cafés, it is in two parts. In the first half we will explore the nature of how we form our beliefs which I believe to be the root cause. In the second half we will explore how engaging in "impossible conversations' might lessen our divisions.

You can learn more about the Café and register here.

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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