Our opportunity is to recognize that there is an ancient technology making a comeback. It is called the art of conversation, otherwise known as dialogue. It facilitates the three most important currencies of the 21st century: trust, relationships, and community.
…rsonal lives, we have lost pieces of ourselves on the road to someone else’s definition of success. Some business gurus continue to drill into us how to live our lives and run our organizations, but they are forcing us down the wrong path. They don’t know us. They don’t know what really drives us. We need to learn how to remember our purpose and integrate it into every aspect of our business.
Have we lost all deference to the hard won lessons of the past few hundred years? Are we done with enlightenment, with scientific discourse, with fucking manners? Do we now believe progress can only be imposed? Have we abandoned debate? Can we no longer engage in rational discourse, or move forward by attempting to understand each other’s point of view?