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Leadership & Dialogue VI: Is dialogue just a leadership tool?

So far in this series of posts on leadership & dialogue? – The core question is:  “How to lead for depth in the shallows of this age?” – Real human dialogue seems to get killed or missed in action by … Continue reading

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Leadership & Dialogue IV: “A dialogue is a conversation with a center, not sides.”*

William Isaacs*, lecturer at MIT Sloan, starts with the same analysis as Phil Harkins: “one of the most fundamental struggles for any leader stems from the separation between who we are as people and what we do as professionals.” This … Continue reading

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Leadership & Dialogue – Part III: The secrets of powerful conversations

Phil Harkins book on powerful conversations starts promising*. “All leaders talk. It is the power of their talk that determines whether they win or lose.” Exactly. Harkins is professor and CEO of Linkage Inc., a world leader in leadership & … Continue reading

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Leadership through dialogue – Part II: killed by Powerpoint

A former colleague told me recently about a corporate meeting. At a certain point he spoke up, saying “What is happening here? What are we doing here? I don’t feel that this is an answer to the concerns of our … Continue reading

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Leadership through dialogue. Part I: introduction.

“How to lead for depth in the shallows?” is the leadership challenge for many people today. I haven’t met an artist, a journalist, a teacher, a manager, a doctor, parent or researcher who doesn’t struggle with the shallows of the … Continue reading

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