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A Curriculum for Transformational Learning

We all know from personal experience that acknowledging the need to do something differently doesn’t mean that we actually change how we act (just …

Eye of the Needle: A Communication Tool

How often have you left a conversation feeling dissatisfied with how it went, how you conducted yourself, and what the final outcome was? Were …

On Conversation and Collective Questioning: Theory and Practice of the World Café

Are you looking for new approaches to address questions that matter to your organization or group so that what emerges is likely to be …

The Power of Asking “Why?”

A boss sits down to have a meeting with his employees. They’ve fallen short of a goal, and so the boss asks: “What happened? …

Birthing the Future Together Through Conversation

Written in short essay form, Margaret Wheatley’s latest book, Turning to One Another (BerrettKoehler, 2002), invites us to talk about what we truly care …

Engaging the Whole Person in Conversation

I’ve been facilitating group experiences for almost 25 years. One of the first things I learned was the importance of creating a sense of …

Facilitating Constructive Meetings

Have you ever dared to count the amount of time you spend in meetings every month? Staff meetings, supervision, board meetings, work groups, strategic …

Productive Conversations: Using Advocacy and Inquiry Effectively

We can gain leverage for improving conversations by paying attention to advocacy and inquiry. Advocacy is stating one’s views. Describing what I think, disclosing …