I love this post from Chris Corrigan called, The Simplest Way to Converse. Here’s a snippet:
I´ve just finished co-hosting the Art of Hosting training with my mates Tenneson Woolf, Teresa Posakony and Brenda Chaddock, We spent four days with 27 people learning the art of hosting and convening meaningful conversations. There is much that I learned in that, as I always do when I am teaching, but what seems most present for me this morning is Tenneson´s persistent quest to find the simplest way to host meaningful conversations.
How would you rate your abilities to converse? How important is this to managerial work? It’s fundamental and in the list of top five managerial practices, I would say. Here’s the cool thing – you can improve conversation quality fairly easily with a focus on just a few basics.