Dialogue, Action Learning and Thinking at the Edge
Dialogue is a conversation where the outcome is that both parties are changed and transformed - where you are not the exact same person at the end of the conversation as you were at the start. We've probably all experienced these rare and precious encounters, but may be at a loss to know how to sustain them. We end up spending most of our time in discussion (exchange of ideas), or debate (invested in a win-lose mentality), or even argument (where no-one really wins).
Building on dialogue and deep levels of listening, action learning is an effective means of keeping these key conversations and inquiry/research alive within your organisation. They may be linked linked change, issues of sustainability and impact, engagement, leadership or any number of issues.
Complimenting both of these approaches, Thinking at the Edge is a process which helps to surface ideas which are not yet expressed in words, but are known at an intuitive level. Thinking at the Edge is a research methodology particularly suited to supporting innovation.
I can help the people in your organisation develop these 3 'technologies', as vehicles for transformation.