Bolder Conversations

Viv Mcwaters

I’m riffing some ideas here based on the four themes we’ve been exploring for Creative Leadership: Having bolder conversations. Becoming more comfortable on unknown ground – having bolder conversations – is about practice. Conversation Leadership

Difficult conversations

Viv Mcwaters

I love listening to people talking in a language I don’t know and trying to imagine what they’re talking about; or someone having an argument on a mobile phone (often very loudly, so hard to ignore – don’t judge me) and imagining the other half of the conversation.

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Elsua

. Can you have too many conversations at work? ‘ Business is a conversation because the defining work of business is conversation – literally. It’s when we switch from good old information into conversation. Conversations and narratives are the new documents.

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Courageous conversations

Viv Mcwaters

“We need to have a courageous conversation with ourself and others about our needs, desires and promptings.” This is what today was about – beginning to have those courageous conversations. Courageous conversations is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au.

Conversations for Understanding – the Amway RealTalk Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Claire from Amway explains their RealTalk initiative to create the context for people to talk about difficult subjects without trying to “win” the conversation.

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What is a conversation?

Viv Mcwaters

There appears to be a resurgence in conversation. I’ve heard this a few times lately: “We need to have a community conversation about this [issue]“ That’s a nice shift from debate. Conversation presumes a sharing of perspectives and exploration of options.

Conversation Boosts

Michelle Laurie

The power of great conversation never ceases to amaze me. The keys to a great conversation for me include: Expanding the boundaries on a topic to expose complexities. Feeling like your voice is contributing to an evolving conversation…not a static argument of opinions. While this may seem obvious, a bad conversation can be truly disempowering. Tags: Uncategorized knowledge management conversations

Never Underestimate Your Innate Ability to Network Through Conversation

Elsua

After all, we are social, human beings, and, whether we like it or not, we are destined to become the masters of networking through conversation. Even if for the sake of just doing it: that is, learning from other people through conversations while networking away. . Summer is over.

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How to Escape Endless Networking Conversations

Partnering Resources

The appreciation minimizes the discomfort of ending a conversation. So it’s an easy way to leave a conversation. I’ve learned a lot from this conversation. Thanks for the conversation.”. I’ve learned a lot from this conversation. Image from Heath Lowrance.

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Opening Space for Conversations

Viv Mcwaters

And the best way I’ve found to do that is to open space for conversations, and to get out of the way!&#. I want to explore the concept of ‘opening space for conversations’ And while my favoured way to do this is by using Open Space Technology , it’s not the only way.

Introducing Collaberwocky Collaboration Conversations

Evolving Web

After doing Lean Coffees for a few years and hosting Lean Camp Seattle last year, it became clear to me that conversation creates information – and that was compelling. So we launched Collaberwocky, a series of conversations about collaboration.

Promotion is not a conversation

Viv Mcwaters

I’m fed up with lists, discussion groups and everything else that purports to be a vehicle for conversation (albeit, on-line conversations) being hijacked by advertisements for this course or that workshop. Couldn’t we just have more conversations, about the topics that matter to us, without having to be interrupted by the on-line version of the intrusive advertisement? Promotion is not a conversation is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Conversation

Unique conversations

Learning Alliances

A perennial question in supporting a community is how to focus conversations. How to dig deeper into a topic, explore new perspectives, or move a conversation forward over time. In other words: could (or should) a conversation we’re proposing for your community be happening elsewhere?

First Cafe Conversation Notes

Nancy White

Choconancy1 posted a photo: My quick captures participating in the WeDialog on community, April 1, 2011 (more here: www.theworldcafecommunity.org/forum/topics/community-for-. community online ngf visualthinking graphicfacilitation theworldcafe wedialog

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Elsua

When was the last time that you had a bl**dy good conversation in Twitter? Yes, you know, a conversation of more than, say, 3 to 5 tweets on a single thread with one or more participants? I want the conversations back in Twitter. I miss the conversation.

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The Patterns of Effective Conversation

How to Save the World

A week ago, at the Next Edge Festival in Montréal, I made a point of paying attention to the many conversations I had, or witnessed, in both small and large groups. What I learned was: How incredibly important (in various senses of the word) conversation is.

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Learning: more than conversation

Nancy White

We all were strong proponents of the value of conversation in learning (informal or otherwise) but I found myself backing off a bit and reminding myself that conversation is one of the three legs of my learning stool. . I have a habit of worshippping at the altar of conversation.

InkWell.Vue Digital Habitat Conversations

Digital Habitats

Inkwell is a cool, public facing bit of the well (the rest is paid membership) that gives folks a chance to have an asynchronous conversation with book authors from or associated with the Well. We invite you to join into the conversation. Plus a few Well member volunteers get free review copies and encouragement to help stimulate the conversation, along with one or two designated conversation hosts.

InkWell.Vue Digital Habitat Conversations

Digital Habitats

Inkwell is a cool, public facing bit of the well (the rest is paid membership) that gives folks a chance to have an asynchronous conversation with book authors from or associated with the Well. We invite you to join into the conversation. Plus a few Well member volunteers get free review copies and encouragement to help stimulate the conversation, along with one or two designated conversation hosts.

InkWell.Vue Digital Habitat Conversations

Nancy White

Inkwell is a cool, public facing bit of the well (the rest is paid membership) that gives folks a chance to have an asynchronous conversation with book authors from or associated with the Well. We invite you to join into the conversation. Plus a few Well member volunteers get free review copies and encouragement to help stimulate the conversation, along with one or two designated conversation hosts. (Reposted from the Technology for Communities blog).

Helping to improve the public conversation

Chris Corrigan

Perhaps next time we’ll choose a better forum for this conversation. It gives me a clue to what is possible when we change the way we frame conversation in the public sphere. Bowen Community Conversation

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Conversations That Matter

How to Save the World

painting “In Deep Conversation” by Irish artist Pam O’Connell. W hen I was younger, most of my waking life was consumed in conversations. In my work life, I learned that most learning occurs, and most decisions are made, in small group conversations, often ad hoc.

Conversations, culture, people and props

Social Reporter

You can read about it here , and see that the method of investigation is, in large part, conversation. I did just that, and for once resisted the temptation to pull out a video recorder, and instead had a rather good conversation. The power of conversation.

Rediscovering conversation: mighty altogther

Chris Corrigan

Conversation Leadership It had to be an Irish politician that finally suggested this! Ireland has been leading the European Union the past six months, including chairing and hosting the EU’s meetings. Micheal Ring tried a different approach to having all 27 ministers show up and read a speech. Sports Minister Michael Ring might actually have made a difference. At the Council of Sports Ministers in Brussels, the Ringer pioneered a new approach to these meetings.

Why conversation is the best way to share knowledge

Social Reporter

After some speed networking, and a brief address, people discuss a simple question on small tables in three rounds of conversation, changing places to get a wide range of connections.

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Green Chameleon » Enabling Conversations

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Enabling Conversations Beth Kanter makes a useful distinction between the (a) use of social media to enable conversations and (b) the use of social media to support communities. (a) The key is a conversation market to kick it all off.

Conversations in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

It takes long and you see a pattern of conversation between the 3 men that gets repeated and repeated. A facilitator can play a role in introducing new subjects of conversation, by changing the medium, inviting new participants or inviting new experts to interact with the community. I had dinner with a friend and suddenly we were discussing how to do the laundry. It made us laugh because we never discuss how to do the laundry.

Is blog conversation distinctive?

Jenny Connected

I have started to think about this in response to ‘conversations’ with Mike and Lani on this blog and with John via a Skype call this morning. Personally I feel that the conversations that I have on blogs can progress things equally as far (at least for me) as do conversations in other mediums, sometimes further and sometimes not as far. For me blogging is a different kind of conversation, but I still have to sort out in my own mind why it is different.

Difficulties with the ‘what happened?’ conversation

Viv Mcwaters

I’ve found myself using the premise of his argument - conversations first, then relationships, then transactions - many times since, and try to provide opportunities for people to have conversations and develop relationships. I suspect many of us have lost our capacity for conversation, maybe even relationship building. When facilitating with a group I try to build in as much conversation as possible. ’ conversation. ’ conversation.

New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

My joint book chapter with Mark Aakhus, “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” Conversations are the lifeblood of communities, building the common ground of shared meanings, beliefs, interests, norms, goals, trust and social capital.

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Conversations that Matter

Hildy Gottlieb

He listened to our conversations, chimed in, asked questions. He expanded on those group conversations in more intimate, quiet conversations with his cousin. A need to change that conversation from what is considered “practical&# to what is both practical and meaningful.

“It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social media systems design for open innovation communities

Making CommunitySense

Still, sometimes, Mark/the laptop would suddenly make a sound, and the whole flow of the conversation was disrupted, nobody quite sure what to make of it. Filed under: conferences , conversations , design , innovation , social media , socio-technical systems.

Basic design for extraordinary conversations

Chris Corrigan

A basic diagram for hosting questions that create extraordinary conversations. The final stage is integration whereby we give some deep consideration to how the results of an extraordinary conversation can be re-integrated back into the organization.

Green Chameleon » A Conversation in Canberra

Green Chameleon

I unveiled some of the archetypes developed last year in our Getting Management Buy-In for KM project as a way of structuring the presentation part, and the whole thing just turned into a rolling conversation and sometimes heated discussion that lasted almost two hours.

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Blog>> Knowledge Power and Responsibility: A Conversation with Nancy Dixon (recorded 26 Nov 2008 KM Asia)

Green Chameleon

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Conversations With a Wonderful Client

Full Circle Associates

As a wrap up to some work last year, Simone Staiger of CIAT and I decided to do a little text based conversational reflection on the work we did. Wow, that you will a) take the time for reflective and action oriented conversations and, b) pay me for it is WONDERFUL.

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IBM Connections Conversations - 3: Analytics + Social

Portals and KM

I recently had an extended conversation with Suzanne Livingston, Senior Product Manager for Connections. The ability to take insights from consumer facing communities and bring them inside for internal conversation on how to respond shows one the advantages of having a platform that serves both communities inside and outside the organization. This is the third of a three part series on IBM Connections , their collaboration platform.

IBM Connections Conversations 1: Review of 3.0

Portals and KM

I recently had an extended conversation with Suzanne Livingston, Senior Product Manager for Connections. This is the first of a three part series on IBM Connections , their collaboration platform for social business. I have covered Connections before (see for example, Looking Closely at Lotus Connections) but it had been a while since I took another detailed look. We began by discussing Connections 3.0, released in 2011, that has expanded features to support communities.

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Dropping into conversations about Community Architecture, 25 years on

Social Reporter

Rather than try for some formal interviews I just added a microphone, with permission, to the conversations.

My Conversation with Sid Probstein, Attivio CTO

Portals and KM

to take advantage of looking at the unstructured data to determine the pulse of the enterprise and what conversations are going on. This is an issue that Attivio addresses and Sid responded to this question and other related ones during our conversation. I recently had the pleasure of doing  a video interview with Attivio CTO Sid Probstein.