Empowered Conversations: Moving from Debate and Discussion to Dialogue

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Conversation is the DNA of organizational culture...and its transformation. We will look at an adapted version of a Dr. David Bohm's model of dialogue and apply it to the evaluation and transformation of the organizational culture of a not-for-profit.

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Empowered Conversations: Moving from Debate and Discussion to Dialogue

  1. 1. Empowered Conversations: Moving from Debate and Discussion to Dialogue Gilbert Brenson-Lazan November 14, 2012A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  2. 2. INTEGRATED PLANNING Advising nonprofits in: www.synthesispartnership.com • Strategy • Planning (617) 969-1881 • Organizational Development info@synthesispartnership.comA Service Of: Sponsored by:
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  4. 4. Today’s Speaker Gilbert Brenson-Lazan Founding Partner Amauta International, LLC Hosting:Assisting with chat questions:Jamie Maloney, Nonprofit Webinars Sam Frank, Synthesis PartnershipA Service Of: Sponsored by:
  5. 5. EMPOWERED CONVERSATIONS:Getting To Dialogue From Debate And Discussion Gilbert Brenson Lazan Founding Partner Amauta International, LLC
  6. 6. CONCLUSIONS FROMNEUROSCIENTIFIC BRAIN RESEARCH TWO ESSENTIAL MENTAL COMPONENTS
  7. 7. EMPOWERED CONVERSATIONS PERSONAL LISTENING INTERPERSONAL CONVERSATIONAL STRATEGIES STYLES STRATEGIES RESULTSC SUSPEND JUDGEMENT EMERGENT EXPLORATION DIALOGUEO Understand the ideas, emotions and Imagine future Explore and confirm the underlying assumptions “Transfer meaning”: empowered possibilities with theN perceptions of the other person. other person. in order to consider new perspectives and options. conversations that co- create new visions orV EMPATHIC synergies.E Comprehend the logic of theR realities perceived by the other PROSELITISM DISCUSSIONS person. Racionalization, Linguistic root of concussion, percussion:A DEFENSIVE polemics or lineal logic. sequential monologues, bargaining or dialecticT CONVINCE OTHERS Pensar como synthesis. rebatir lo que elI Persuer a otro dice predetermined goal. CONTROLLED DEBATEO SELECTIVE INTERACTIONN Hearing only that Placating, imposing, ‟Beat down the other which confirms a bullying or person”: win-lose predujice. intimidating. 7 Integration and adaptation of Bohm (2004) and Scharmer (2012) Models, by Gilbert Brenson Lazan
  8. 8. FOUR PILLARS OF EMPOWERED CONVERSATIONS DIALOGUEAPPRECIATIVE LINGUISTIC CO-CREATION SOLUTION-FOCUSED MENTALITY EMPOWERMENT AND INNOVATION COACHING
  9. 9. PARTING THOUGHT"The guiding images of the futureemerge from certain patterns ofconversation that evoke dialogue: the co-creation of new knowledgeand new images of possibility .”(after David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva)
  10. 10. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION! GILBERT BRENSON LAZAN - Founding Partner Optimizing Organizational Wisdom, Efficacy and Resilience through Meaningful Conversations in Top Leadership Teams E-Mail: <gbl@amauta-international.com> Website: <http://amauta-international.com> Blog: <http://amautablog.wordpress.com/>Facebook: <http://www.facebook.com/gilbert.brensonlazan>
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