When we listen for what is meant and respond empathetically to what we hear - when we ask questions to clarify and draw out the thinking of others - when we resist being defensive - when we acknowledge that on which we disagree but seek to find that on which we do agree - when we are not trying to persuade but discover - and when we find ourselves changing our views or positions in light of what we are discovering --- we are in a transformational dialogue environment.
What if at least 12% of the population practiced the kind of dialogue described in this book? Read this book to discover ways this challenge can become a reality.
IRVING STUBBS has been a pastor, adjunct professor, and consultant to
leaders in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, across Europe, in Japan and in
Hong Kong. He practiced transformational dialogue with these leaders
to solve problems, make things happen, and develop people.
APPENDIX: DIALOGUE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE