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Art of conversation

Art of conversation



Latest version of the "Art of Conversation" presentation, presented at Ark Group's KM-UK, London, 13 June 2012.

Latest version of the "Art of Conversation" presentation, presented at Ark Group's KM-UK, London, 13 June 2012.



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    • The Art of Conversation:All of us are smarter than any of us* * Apologies to Chris Collison! Keith De La Rue http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragunsk/
    • Let’s have a chat…Openness to changeSome recent research…Individual effectsThe power of groupsInnovation and sharingMaking it happen… Have a conversation and have some fun!
    • Conversationdoesnt just reshufflethe cards: it creates new cards– Theodore Zeldin From David Gurteen - http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/theodore-zeldin
    • In conversation we…Transform factsReshape themDraw new implicationsDevelop new trains of thought
    • We must be open… “We risk impoverishing ourselves if we ignore the personal” - Gurteen http://www.flickr.com/photos/timpatterson/
    • "...The kind of conversation Im interested in is onewhich you start with awillingness to emerge a slightly different person... Its an adventure inwhich we agree to cookthe world together andmake it taste less bitter" http://www.flickr.com/photos/88691054@N00/
    • Conversation is intrinsically creative http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomicjeep/
    • … If we are prepared to change.The way we talk shapes what we doIf we talk differently, life can be more interesting http://www.flickr.com/photos/aturkus/
    • Talking to others improves individual mental functionFriends with cognitive benefits - Ybarra et al, 2010 http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoetnet/
    • Brief, friendly conversationsimprove executive function - working memory, focus http://www.flickr.com/photos/chipgriffin/
    • Put yourself in other shoes http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoonabar/
    • Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor inthe Performance of Human Groups- Woolley et al, 2010
    • Ability to perform group tasksIndependent of individual intelligenceWhole greater than sum of partsBased from how the team works together http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregloby/
    • Collective intelligence Social sensitivity No domination Equal turns http://www.flickr.com/photos/36238874@N02/
    • Women and conversation More sensitivity http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmi_managers/
    • Leadershipchallenge:facilitation, t io ns an isanot control org ts cal alis c h i id u rar div hie in for ged asy rug t e or No - http://www.flickr.com/photos/http2007/
    • Innovation – the Eureka moment?Progress is more aboutone door leading toanother door- Steven Johnson, WhereGood Ideas Come FromSharing and recombiningideas-> Conversation http://www.flickr.com/photos/karrienodalo/
    • The adjacent possibleThe multiple… Don’t isolate the genius in the laboratory! http://www.flickr.com/photos/gastev/
    • The Enlightenment – C17 http://socialmelb.com/
    • Wisdom of crowds – cognitive problems The many are smarter than the fewDiverse membershipMembers thinking independentlyKnowledge pooled From: James Surowiecki http://www.flickr.com/photos/24888116@N06/
    • CommunityGet people together in conversation http://www.flickr.com/photos/MrTopf/
    • Conversations for knowledge sharingand innovation – the café concept See: http://delarue.net/blog/2011/06/a-tale-of-two-cafes/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephanridgway/
    • Conversational tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/44709316@N03/
    • Microblogging https://www.yammer.com/cpx/
    • Networking, awareness, chatAny conversation helps! http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/323447999676/
    • Conversations help us… … find the missing pieces http://ozcollab.com/
    • Facing complexity in organisationsEngaging people http://www.flickr.com/photos/odreiuqzide/
    • Five rules for moreinnovative conversations http://www.flickr.com/photos/bytemarks/
    • Have we all been introduced? http://www.flickr.com/photos/lionheartphotography/
    • Is everyone open and willing to change?
    • Are we alltaking equal turns?
    • Is the talk friendly and constructive? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanready/
    • Do we have sufficiently diverse viewpoints? http://www.flickr.com/photos/untitlism/
    • Let’s talk about it… @kdelarue +61 418 51 7676 keith@delarue.net http://acknowledgeconsulting.com/