Listening is the white space in which speaking emerges.
It is not only ‘what’ we say and do, but also ‘HOW’ we speak and act that transforms the reality of our lives, our organisations & our communities.
The quality of our speaking is mainly determined by the quality of our listening. I believe there is a true dialogue when listening becomes an as active part of a conversation as speaking. Silence then becomes the white space in which we are painting our collective story.
In this article I reflect on conversational practices inspired on the Talking circle or Dialogue process and that are very important to change an organisational culture.