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Conversational Leadership - By David Gurteen

The Challenge

We live in an increasingly hyperconnected world. This has resulted in massive complexity, which in turn has lead to a volatile, unpredictable, confusing and ambiguous place to live. We face many challenges as a consequence of this complexity, not just in business but at personal, family, societal and global levels.

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Table of Contents
Chapter: Introductory Chapter
In this introductory chapter to David Gurteen's book on Conversational Leadership, He starts by talking a little about the problems we face in the world. He introduce Conversational Leadership as a powerful though maybe not complete response. In our complex world there are no silver bullets to any of the problems we face.
Chapter: The Power of Conversation
In this chapter, David Gurteen explore the power of conversation.
Chapter: Conversational Leadership
In this chapter, David Gurteen explore the concept of Conversational Leadership.
Chapter: Becoming a Conversational Leadership
In this chapter, David Gurteen explore what it takes to become a conversational leader.
Chapter: Conversational Habits
Conversational habits are the habitual ways in which we communicate with each other face-to-face. For example, the way in which we talk; the way in which we listen and the way in which we connect and bring others into our everyday conversations. In this chapter, David Gurteen take a look at some of these habits.
Chapter: Conversational Methods
Traditionally, conversational methods are convened by trained or professional facilitators. But conversation is far too important to be left to these trained specialists. Managers and the natural leaders in an organization need to learn to convene conversational events. Conversation is everyone’s responsibility. In this chapter, David Gurteen explore some of the more powerful conversational methods that can be used by anyone.
Chapter: Community
In this chapter, David Gurteen explore the concept of community and what Henry Mintzberg calls communityship.
Chapter: Conversational Stories
In this chapter, David Gurteen take a look at a number of stories of how the Knowledge Café and other Conversational methods have been used or adapted by a variety of organizations.
Chapter: Conversational Space
In this chapter, David Gurteen explore the concept of conversational space and how physical space impacts conversation.
Chapter: Conversational Clubs
In this chapter, David Gurteen take a look at some of the many clubs, networks, and forums that have existed in the past or exist today whose purpose is primarily to bring people together on a regular basis for face-to-face conversation. He also look at how they have developed over the ages and different cultural forms
Chapter: Participatory Conferences
Traditional conferences and meetings are too often death-by-Powerpoint. It need not be this way. In this chapter, David Gurteen take a look at some of the ways in which conferences and meetings can be made more conversational and participatory.
Chapter: Strategic Conversations
In this chapter, David Gurteen explores the concept of strategic conversations and open strategy

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