Generative Questions →

During this podcast with Michelle McQuaid (16:27), Gervase Bushe shares these tips on asking more generative questions:

• They are surprising.
• They touch the heart.
• It takes them somewhere new.
• They build relationship between people.

I’ll listen to this again and again. Gervase’s work is truly inspiring.

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Heartbreak

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David Whyte: Heartbreak asks us not to look for an alternative path, because there is no alternative path. It is a deeper introduction to what we love and have loved, an inescapable and often beautiful question, something or someone who has been with us all along, asking us to be ready for the last letting go. 1 Storm: Photo © Martin Gleeson. Gough’s Bay, Victoria. January, 2012 Rest in peace my…  
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Making Space for Emergence →

I really enjoyed this podcast with Michael Wood, Dom Fay, Peter Catt and Sue Wilton on the themes of listening, dialogue, emergence and Open Space Technology. Definitely worth a listen.

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Is Conversation Action? →

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David Gurteen:

Conversation creates the conditions, in which actions and changes we would like to see in the world become possible.

Yes, conversation is action.

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Choosing Comfort →

Brené Brown, talking with Krista Tippett:

Yeah, make a note right now. He or she who chooses comfort — over courage and facilitating real conversations in towns and cities and synagogues and areas who need it; when you choose your own comfort over trying to bring people together, and you’re a leader, either a civic leader or a faith leader, your days of relevance are numbered.

This applies equally to leaders in organisations. A great quote from a fantastic interview.

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