Learning to Dialogue LO10135

Sherri Malouf (sherri@maloufinc.com)
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 12:41:49 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO10124 --

I have a proposal.

I have observed many discussions on this list and many come close to
dialogue but don't quite get there because of the tendency towards
advocacy as opposed to inquiry.

How about if, instead of discussing what it takes to dialogue, we actually
conduct one?

I realize it is very difficult, many would say impossible, to have an
internet dialogue because of the need to be in the same room, and sense
what is going on, etc. But what if we had some guidelines. For example;

1/ we will let it run ten to twenty days
2/ only one person we select will make process observations -- say every
couple of days
3/ stay on subject -- so tie in statements to subject line
4/ come from your gut not your head
5/ be brief
6/ favor inquiry over advocacy - use paraphrasing over logic
7/ assess how we did at the end

I have an lo subject in mind.

[Host's Note: Sherri, please tell us what LO subject you have in mind?

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