Initial guidelines for dialogue

  1. Suspend assumptions and certainties.
  2. Observe the observer.
  3. Listen to your listening.
  4. Slow down the inquiry .
  5. Be aware of thought.
  6. Befriend polarization.
Questions we're still wondering about

  1. How often do people engage in something like dialogue without being aware of it, or reflecting on it explicitly? Is it common?
  2. How do you get people to the point of "laying it out on the line"?
  3. Why is it a risk to ask someone what they're feeling?
  4. We have observed, even in our group, that you get to "that" point (the point of revealing your thinking), and it is a risk. Is there a good time? What triggers the decision to take the risk?

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