Monday, June 06, 2011

3D Juggling 529: Exploration

Claire writes:  “We took the team away last week for our annual 3D Residential where we benchmark our coaches’ skills, look at development for the year ahead and have fun together.  For the third year in a row, we went to Little Gidding which is the subject of a TS Elliot poem.  It has so much to teach us about what makes a powerful conversation:

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”

That’s what happens when we give people we listen to, space and time to think and be curious and understand differently.  So next time you are talking and wonder whether you’re going round in circles, consider what exploring would be like? Think about it...

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In the News

The Government’s “listening exercise” on its NHS reforms were meant to finish last week. There’s a big difference between listening with an agenda and really listening.  Real listening takes exploration, time and attention.  I’m wondering what this felt like to those involved – and not involved?

Call us to talk about how we can help you are your team develop listening skills. Simply.  

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