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He who got the donkey up the tower knows how to bring it down!

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 24 November 2013



He who got the donkey up the tower knows how to bring it down!
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Posted DateSunday 24 November 2013 12:47 GMT
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A few weeks back while in Dubai to run a Knowledge Cafe at the OLC MENA conference I took part in a radio show on Dubai Eye 103.8 (@DubaiEye1038FM) a Dubai-based talk radio station.

The show was Voices of Diversity with presenter Suzanne Radford (@suzanneradford). It should have been with her regular co-host Samineh Shaheem (@SaminehShaheem), a cross cultural psychologist but Samineh was ill and a rather fun gentleman Dylan Dolan, an executive coach and trainer took her place.

The topic of the show was "Conversation making across cultures: How to talk to each other truthfully without causing offence or conflict."

In the hour before I joined the show, Suzanne and Dylan talked about misunderstandings and common sayings and meanings across cultures. And when I joined we explored in more detail the art of conversation, sharing of ideas and relationship building.

Here is a podcast of the session, thank goodness I was still wide-awake despite having landed at 6:30am local time, 3:30am UK time on an overnight flight from London in time for the show!

It was a great experience, in fact my first time on radio. Thanks to Maggie Wlliams for suggesting the idea.

My favourite idiom from the show ... "He who got the donkey up the tower knows how to bring it down."

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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