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The Art of Conversation:  All of us are smarter than any of us Keith De La Rue
Conversation doesn't just reshuffle  the cards: it creates new cards   – Theodore Zeldin
Prepare to change What we say shapes what we do Conversation is creative
Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups - Woolley et al, 2010
Collective intelligence <ul><li>Sensitivity </li></ul> Equality
Women and conversation <ul><li>More sensitivity </li></ul>
The Idea Monopoly? <ul><li>Not a top-down business meeting  </li></ul>
Conversation and innovation <ul><li>Progress is more about one door leading to another door </li></ul><ul><li>- Steven Joh...
The adjacent possible …  Don’t isolate the genius in the laboratory!
Talking to others can improve individual mental function Friends with cognitive ben...
Brief,  friendly  conversations Improve executive function –  Working memory, focus
Put yourself in other shoes
Get people together in conversation Community
Conversations for knowledge sharing and innovation – the café concept
Conversational tools
Networking, awareness, chat
Facing complexity in organisations Engaging people
The meeting test <ul><li>Have we all been  introduced ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is everyone open and willing to  change ? </li><...
<ul><li>Let’s talk about it… </li></ul><ul><li>The Art of Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Thomson-Reuters  Online Currents ...
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