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What does Conversational Leadership mean to you?

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe


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Knowledge Cafe

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Gurteen Knowledge


Wed 26 Mar 2014


Westminster Business School 


London, United Kingdom

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David Gurteen



Knowledge Cafe; Knowledge Management


David Gurteen



Date: Wednesday 26th March 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. This is a free event. Please arrive at 6:00pm or shortly after, which will give you time to settle in and meet other people. Refreshments will be available. The cafe itself will start prompt at 6:30pm.

Question: How do we each personally start to take a more conversational approach to our work?

In recent months I have been further developing and documenting my Knowledge Cafe concept in light of my experience over the past 10 years. I now have the basis for something far broader that I am calling "Conversational Leadership". This is the concept in a nutshell :

Conversational Leadership is a style of working where everyone in an organization, especially managers and the natural leaders understand the transformative power of conversation.
  • They take a conversational approach to the way that they work and interact with people.
  • They purposefully nurture and stimulate the natural conversations that take place in the organization.
  • They identify the conversations that are needed; the questions to trigger them and design the processes to convene and host them.
Conversational methods include dialogue, anecdote circles, knowledge cafes, after action reviews, peer assists, storytelling. communities of practice, randomized coffee trials and much more.

In this Knowledge Cafe I'd like to share some of my thinking with you on Conversational Leadership and then in Cafe style get you to further explore the concept and what it means to you individually.

Sponsor: Keith Patrick, Westminster Business School

University of Westminster
Westminster Business School
Marylebone Campus
35 Marylebone Rd
London NW1 5LS

Room: MG28 on the Ground Floor (from reception follow the signs for the Knowledge Cafe)

Map and directions: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/visit-us/directions/marylebone

Opposite Baker St Station and Madame Tussards

This is a short video of a Knowledge Cafe I run for the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)
in Dubai on 29th October 2013 on Knowledge Sharing.

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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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