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Thoughts on conversation from Moscow

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 1 December 2014



Thoughts on conversation from Moscow
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 173
Posted DateMonday 1 December 2014 10:21 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

One of the things I like about conferences is that they trigger thoughts and ideas in my head as I listen to the speakers. Interestingly, the thoughts often have little to do with the subject of the speaker.

Usually I just make notes of these thoughts in my note book but at KM Russia 2014 in Moscow. I decided to tweet a few of them.
  • A thought: Conversation is a simple tool for making sense of a complex world.
  • Another thought: We should not try to control the outcomes of a conversation but let the conversation take us where it wants to go.
  • A thought: Conversation is a powerful tool for helping us challenge our existing mindsets.
  • A thought: get older managers to have open conversations with their youngest employees to learn about social tools and new mindsets.
  • Thought: we inspire each other through conversation.
  • Thought from #kmrussia It's not that communication is key. Conversation is key!
Clearly my mind was focused on the power of conversation.

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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