The power of great conversation never ceases to amaze me.
The keys to a great conversation for me include:
- Expanding the boundaries on a topic to expose complexities
- Listening with intent to reflect on a variety of view points
- Feeling like your voice is contributing to an evolving conversation…not a static argument of opinions.
While this may seem obvious, a bad conversation can be truly disempowering. It is important to feel that certain principles for an open and interesting dialogue will be in play before deciding to engage.