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Introduction to the June 2019 Knowledge Letter

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 26 June 2019



Introduction to the June 2019 Knowledge Letter
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 228
Posted DateWednesday 26 June 2019 09:17 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

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.

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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