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Leadership + Conversation = Conversational Leadership

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 22 July 2019



Leadership + Conversation = Conversational Leadership
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 229
Posted DateMonday 22 July 2019 16:49 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

These two short videos get to the heart of Conversational Leadership.

Leadership is a practice not a position of authority by Ronald Heifetz

What is the work of leadership? by Patricia Shaw

In summary using Ron's and Patricia's words:

What is leadership?: "If we understand leadership as a practice, as an activity, then it becomes available to anybody, high or low, any place or position."

What is the work of leadership?: "Leadership is about convening conversations that might not otherwise happen."

Conversational Leadership: We are all leaders. We lead through the conversations we convene and in which we engage.

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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