Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Meaningful Conversations 5

This is the last of a series of posts on meaningful conversations. In previous posts the benefits and components of meaningful conversations were discussed. In this post, some basic procedures are listed.

• Find common ground

• Build a Common Frame of Reference

• Deal with fears

o Rejection
o Appearing weak, vulnerable, naïve, foolish or stupid
o Losing business

• Pick someone who is different, who may disagree, who you don’t know

• Primarily, it’s about you and your growth, not changing or influencing the other; it’s about you becoming clearer, learning and expressing, not the other agreeing

• Identify and eliminate noise

• Understand the roles of Sender and Receiver in the Como Process

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